My paintings consist of concentric circular lines and colors that mimic pieces of agate, rings inside of trees, mold, sea shells, other patterns in nature and most importantly microscopic cells. With the title Unknown Species I refer to my shapes as being alive and since the paintings consist of multiple shapes, varying in sizes, I see them as members of families, some full grown and others just starting out in life, like all living organisms.
These shapes with their concentric circles remind me as a representative for time itself, displaying their growth like the rings in a tree which come with age.
My, mixed media/digital art the Bits and Pieces Series, are developed directly from photographic images of my paintings. I became intrigued with the complex patterns that developed by manipulating the photographic image of my paintings as well as appreciating being able to see how the same image changes with various color combinations.
I am always surprised and delighted seeing what one of my paintings looks like completely symmetrical. With digital manipulations the symmetry of nature is now part of my work: flowers, plants, inside of fruit, snowflakes and even the microscopic world is full of symmetry and incredible detailed patterns.
The cellular shapes in all my paintings, digital art and videos, echoing naturally occurring shapes, provide the rhythms of life and existence. Ultimately I strive for my work to be an expressive representation of nature’s beauty in its primary elements.