I love materials. I've been in love with paint and the way a layer of color instantly transforms a surface since I was a child. Collage and assemblage are essential to my process of playing with ideas and constructing meaning with assorted visual elements. Paper, fabric, wire, and tree branches all figure somewhere in my repertoire of materials in the past ten years, as well as defunct musical instruments rescued from attics or the city dump.
I'm working on a series of paintings collectively called Tone Poems. I borrowed that idea from classical music because my work is lyrical and sometimes narrative or descriptive of a particular place, time, or event. It gives me a wide range of possibilities for conjuring an image from history, memory, sounds, or simply the weather. You'll find musical score lines in these compositions, although they appear and disappear as marks, shapes, and patterns interact with them.
I also create public window installations. Have a look in my Gallery page for a few installation videos.