This exhibit includes works produced over a span of 45 years, is varied in
media, subject and somewhat in expressive approach. Hopefully, viewers
will see the connecting constants shared by the works in the exhibit. The
pieces are based on drawing investigations of personally and directly
experienced natural objects, events or phenomena. All feature a strong
sense of gesture, stance or movement which may both describe a reality and
function as a formal unifying force.
The observed movements and shapes may be stretched into more fanciful
forms but I have been assured by a water biologist friend that he has seen
many of my fanciful forms under his microscope. In much of the work,
tactile elements are emphasized and add to the sense of movement.
The work has never been about trying on a style of art or following the
art market. It has been about synthesizing life experiences in a visually
am grateful to my parents for making sure I was in touch with the natural
world through travel, living in rural areas and making sure I swam in many
different water environments.
I am also
grateful to my close and extended family, friends, teachers and colleagues
who have added to those understandings and have been interested in and
supportive of the art making.