Starting 2019, I’m delving deeper into the monumental geological story that formed the Rocky Mountains, The California Coastline, the Cascade Range and Western desert regions. Incorporating agents of climate change and the forces of cyclical weather against rock and tundra. This collection of large scale acrylic paintings with crushed minerals explores and reveals the essential historical to present changing nature of the Western landscape.
In all my work, I use a signature set of abstract textures based on geological erosion patterns. I manipulate paint media to create soaring mountainous dreamscapes that lift upward and plunge downward from implied horizon lines. Based off the knowledge that the Earth is not a static place, that ancient landscapes arrived through a series of unexpected cataclysmic and climatic events, these landscape contain elements of experimentation, unpredictability, chance and discovery as common components in my approach to the work.