Art > Suspended Landscapes

Waterfall
contact paper, marker, acrylic on canvas
W 72 in L 84 in
2019
Waterfall detail
contact paper, marker, acrylic on canvas
W 72 in L 84 in
2019
Waterfall detail
contact paper, marker, acrylic on canvas
W 72 in L 84 in
2019
Minted Kingdom
contact paper, marker, acrylic on canvas
W 72 in. L 84 in.
2018
Minted Kingdom detail
contact paper, marker, acrylic on canvas
W 72 in. L 84 in.
2018
Minted Kingdom detail
contact paper, marker, acrylic on canvas
W 72 in. L 84 in.
2018
Golden City
contact paper, acrylic on canvas
W 48 in. L 48 in.
2017
Golden City detail
contact paper, acrylic on canvas
W 48 in. L 48 in.
2017
Arctic Thaw
acrylic on canvas
W 72 in. L 84 in.
2017
Arctic Thaw detail
acrylic on canvas
W 72 in L 84 in
2017
Arctic Thaw detail
acrylic on canvas
W 72 in L 84 in
2017
Emerald Path
acrylic on canvas
W 72 in L 84 in
2017
Emerald Path detail
acrylic on canvas
W 72 in L 84 in
2017
Beyond
acrylic on canvas
W 48 in L 60 in
2016
Beyond detail
acrylic on canvas
W 48 in L 60 in
2016
Mystic Mountain in Mauve
contact paper, glitter, acrylic on canvas
W 48 in L 60 in
2016
Mystic Mountain in Mauve detail
contact paper, glitter, acrylic on canvas
W 48 in L 60 in
2016
Altered Reality
acrylic on canvas
W 48 in L 60 in
2016
Altered Reality detail
acrylic on canvas
W 48 in L 60 in
2016
Arctic Tern, Broken Wings
acrylic on canvas
W 48 in Lo 60 in
2017
The Boardwalk
acrylic on canvas
L 48" W 48"
2013
The Boardwalk (detail)
acrylic on canvas
L 48" W 48"
2013
Sea View
acrylic, colored pencil on Mylar
W 36 in. H 24 in.
2016
Road Never Taken
acrylic on canvas
L 60" W 48"
2012
Getting Closer
acrylic on canvas
L 60" W 48
2013
Rainbow City
acrylic, contact paper, wax crayon, marker on canvas
L 60" W 48"
2013
Losing Steam
acrylic, glitter, contact paper on canvas
L 60" W 48"
2013
White Moon
acrylic on canvas
L 48" W 36"
2012
Mystic City
acrylic, colored pencil, contact paper on Mylar
L 36" W 24"
2012
White Universe
acrylic, contact paper, glitter on canvas
L 60" W 48"
2012
One Way Out
acrylic, glitter, contact paper on canvas
L 48" W 36"
2012
The Dip
acrylic, contact paper, marker on canvas
L 48" W 36"
2013
Hokusai's The Great Wave, an interpretation
acrylic on canvas
L 48" W 36"
2013
Beyond Chaos
acrylic, glitter, contact paper, marker on canvas
L 48" W 36"
2013

I create Magical Kingdoms as a metaphor for the inner depths of the mind. Spirituality, reality and the fantastic merge as one, blurring the line between reality and utopian ideals. The work takes a leap into the unseen workings of the mind drawing from Asian mythical teachings and metaphoric images of the divine. I am inspired by theological interpretations of the inner spirit from ancient Asian teachings of consciousness, ancient Japanese art, Buddhist thought and modern science, all merging to understand the subtle workings of the mind. Through my work I am always questioning and exploring consciousness, the intangible quality of inner stillness.

Sweeping marbleized strokes of paint and flat planes of color mixed with fine detail in pen and ink on canvas create spatial ambiguities in the work creating disorienting perspectives of mountain ranges or seascapes. These disorienting landscapes refer to an intimate sense of place, which holds a personal resonance for the artist.

These works expand the possibilities of representational landscape with flat planes in flux. The realm of the fantastic with its unpredictable floating pathways twist and turn in unexpected ways that evoke in the viewer a moment of solace, a metaphor for the individual unconscious. Lands are often floating over vast waters or sky where heaven and earth merge expressing pathways to the infinite. The work transforms the viewer to an altered form of consciousness. These ephemeral and free-floating landscapes depict life and death as an infinite cycle. There is a transcendental quality to the work where the nonphysical realm meets the unpredictable realities of life.