Discussing my art at Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
The natural world is the initial inspiration for my art. I find that nature is a great source to use as a metaphor for my spiritual and poetic concerns. I may start out with a vague concept; for example, looking below and above the surface of water, the way the energy of line appears in a thicket, or a pattern of light and dark. However, once I begin to put marks on paper or canvas, I make every attempt to abandon any preconceived notions as to how the marks will progress. I try to let the work develop itself. Ideally, the process becomes a pure visual dialog, where I attempt to reconcile what appears to be "out there" with my personnel emotions and energy.