mixed media assemblage
While traveling through foreign countries, I am often inspired by cultural icons and design motifs that can be viewed in any setting, from busy town plazas to country gardens. My art becomes a reflection of these cultures and how they portray the human condition.
When you look closely at my mixed media work, you will find treasures and images that create mysterious identities and dreamlike emotions. Snakes, angels, flowers, skeletons, hearts, bones, insects and more make a mad parade of characters as much a part of the individual mind as of the community they reflect.
I begin with a mental picture and as I put the pieces together, the work begins to grow and form its own spirit. Sometimes, alone in my studio, I find myself chuckling over these outrageous combinations and wonder who is in control.