Through my work, I’m able to explore a separate reality from the one we perceive through our human lens.
Symbols, shadows, and imprints can act as visual portals to another set of meanings that may be interpreted in endless ways.
I don’t wish to assign meaning, only to offer a conduit to experience movement between the secular and spiritual worlds.
I was born in Brooklyn and raised in Colorado Springs, with open-minded parents who encouraged my habit of drawing on everything from the time I could hold a crayon.
At age 15, I attended a summer art program in Mexico. There, I experienced the disorientation of not knowing the customs or the language. Communication was ambiguous and the world was full of double meanings.
I began exploring dual realities and visual ambiguity—a focus that continued during my years in the New York art world of the 80s and through the summer I discovered the powerful mystery of the Arizona desert. The desert changed everything. I had to stay.
In 2013, I bought a mule and rode him from Mississippi to Tucson. Riding alone with distant traffic whizzing by, I again experienced a sense of existing outside of time. I rode for 7 months covering about 1,200 miles. Our shadow upon the landscape and the trail of hoofprints later informed a series called “The Road Paintings.”
Working in the studio—often late at night—shadows, traces, memories and imprints of movement, migration and timelessness permeate my mind and find their way onto the canvas.
Tracks & Imprints