Welcome to a variety of series on this site. Each is a distinct approach, yet they all express a sense of wonder and, taken together, become a meditation on the veil between seen and unseen.
In the past few years, I explored earth’s vital energies: water, fire and air. “The Life of Water” (2011) interprets the power of water on raw canvas through abstracted imagery. “The Life of Fire” (2012) celebrates the creative force that explodes from the most destructive element with experimental textures including layers of transparent plastics. “The Life of Air” (2013) experiments further, with paintings on transparent silk where the motion of air flows through multiple layers.
For my 2014 series, “The Long Thread,” I became interested in contrasting silk with the rougher textures of string, twine and rope. Life and death emerged as themes as these new pieces evolved to transcend the form of paintings into large wall hangings.
In earlier works, “The Seekers Series” of scrolls and “The Sepia Series” of landscapes use a stain technique on raw linen in a monochromatic palette. Those paintings from 2008-2010 reach for order amidst wilderness, an underlying balance in the universe.
Throughout my series, my admiration for ancient Asian art is apparent. Often, the materials themselves, such as silk and rice paper, carry forward an aesthetic, as does the scroll-like way of hanging. In 2014, the works go beyond materials to a philosophical sense: the eternal continuity expressed in the cycle of birth and death and birth.
Date: Sept. 2 - 27, 2014
"The Long Thread" solo show of new work
Reception: Sat., Sept. 6 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Artist Talk: Sat., Sept. 20 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station Art Center
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404