creating imagery to send a gentle ripple of healing energy
to an ailing planet and its tenants
I have had the good fortune of happy accidents and superb teachers throughout life. They have facilitated my return to a world in which I flourished long ago. This website aims to illustrate something of that reincarnation.
I work primarily with ink and colored pencil and watercolor at this time. Some other work was done digitally.
My current series is entitled The Poem Mosaics, mixed-media pieces done with ink and either watercolor or colored pencil. The fracture of the imagery is created by the inter-woven, outlined text of personal thoughts, some of anger but mostly of gratitude, which I hope will prompt similar reflection in the viewer.
I am inspired by a marvelous parade of creative folks who have illuminated the path such as
Ben Shahn, Romare Bearden,
Laurel Burch, Louise Nevelson, George Tooker, Charles Burchfield, Matisse, Diebenkorn and Calder.
I am grateful to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as well as SFMOMA
for keeping me "well nourished"
in this regard.