Clockwise from Top Left Corner:
the outsiders (the charm offensive), cyanotype drawing w/collage, 69" x 60", 2008;
hidden location revealed, cyanotype w/gouache, 52" x 42", 2013;
two bonsai, cyanotype drawing, 42" X 48", 2016;
small cloud, cyanotype w/gouche, 42" x 60", 2015;
original colony, cyanotype drawing w/gouache, 30" x 30", 2010;
ski champion, cyanotype w/collage, 42"x 52", 2016;
solo bather, cyanotype w/collage, 10" x 10", 2016;
infinite joy, cyanotype w/gouche, 60" x 60", 2013
My work illustrates a fantastic landscape. It represents nature's subtle way of dealing with the peculiar aspects in the relationship with mankind. A giant glow-in-the-dark heart, or a pile of precious gems tells us that we are loved, just as blood squirting from an oak tree trunk says, all is not well.
My paintings are created with a photochemical process known as cyanotype. The cyanotype is a civil war era process that when exposed to sunlight and developed gives a vibrant blue image. I paint with this light sensitive medium directly on paper or canvas. With everyday items such as baking soda, bleach and peroxide I am able to achieve a range of colors and textures thru controlled chemical reactions. I repeat this process adding many layers until the image is fully realized, often finishing with watercolor painting or a collage element.