I have always been keenly aware of my environment. My love of still life grew from my interest in the human imprint displayed in “domestic landscapes”. There is a curious significance to the objects with which we surround ourselves. Universally mundane trinkets often elicit intimately personal memories beyond simple nostalgia – triggering specific memories or connections to time and place. A personal iconography continues to evolve from the everyday relics
of my experiences.
Surreal exaggeration of light and color has increased in my recent work. The shadow began to have greater import in each composition and has led to metaphor in many instances. Depicting their duplicitous nature provides an additional layer of subtext, as they can simultaneously reveal, mimic, loom over, shelter, confuse or deceive.
“In order to get to something universal you must be very specific.” – Max Beckman