Statement

 

The Artist at Work

The Artist at Work  

Since 1997 I have retreated to a life inside the inkwell- a black and white world of duality sprinkled with social commentary and Dreamscape imagery. Each work is created as a framed cultural relic with a pen and ink drawing wrapped around a canvas and secured in a shadow box frame. Portrayed within is an imaginary landscape of mountains, waterways and woodlands populated by a tribe of featureless beings.  Ominous developments occur putting the tribe’s future at risk when a celestial armada encroaches on their environment- causing consternation and portending everlasting change. All takes place under a moonlit sky.

The Digital Age has brought upon us a binary kaleidoscope fog blanketing both perception and reality. I think of my art as beyond the fog evolving instead at the bottom of an inkwell. In only working with the traditional media of pen and ink, paper and canvas, my inspiration derives from personal perceptions of contemporary life and the reality of encroachment. Conflict, dreams and humor are often woven within.