My abstract paintings are rooted in the visible world. I identify and isolate textures, forms or patterns, either natural or manmade, then repeat them to create compositions that seem as if they could flow forever in all directions. In recent years, inspired by morning walks along the Miami shore, my works evoke the reflection of light on water. But as a result of their repetitive markings, they become as much about the process of their own making as about any outside source.
My works refer to landscape but do not represent it. Instead, they suggest a sense of place.
In the most recent series, the dune paintings, the surface image changes with the slightest shift either in the viewer’s position or in the angle of light. These paintings, which are never the same nor fixed in time, offer an experience of perception- what happens when the viewer traverses the image.
The dune series was inspired by hiking through the undulating dunes of Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil and seeing sand always moving in the play of wind and sun.