|My art-making is an intentional process combining conceptual and thematic images which begin with a thoughtful response to an object, nature, a book, biblical text or music. More often than not it is a spiritual meditation inspired by biblical texts informed by dictionaries, commentaries and historical research. I keep obliterating shapes until I find the bare elements that translate and summarize my personal insights through note-taking, observation and sketches. Almost iconic in essence, my work becomes a symbol or sign extracted from the words I have read and studied.
My primary mediums are fluid acrylics and watercolor on paper or canvas. The renderings are often enhanced with stitched thread, embossing and gold or silver leaf which have the effect of slowing me down and reflecting on the piece as I work--letting it do something to me while I am doing something to it which completes the cycle of my art-making process.