Images that become like threads, connecting us to the past, to our
collective history, and to something beyond the physical world.
BOOKS, SCROLLS, AND ANCIENT LANGUAGES
The Transcriptions Series is created around the concepts of ancient books, ancient languages, and ancient prayers. These canvases have been influenced by the books and scrolls unearthed from antiquity. Sanskrit, Hebrew, Latin, and Ancient Phoenician are some of the languages incorporated within these mixed media paintings.
PLAYING WITH text and CANVAS ON CANVAS
My experience with the Transcriptions Series has given me the opportunity to create with canvas cloth. Now I am hooked and interested in continuing this exploration of my new favorite material. The current focus is on methods for using the cloth to showcase text. The use of text in paintings is another gem I am carrying forward from the Transcriptions.
Photo Mixed Media
COMBINING PHOTOS, PAINT, AND PAPERS ON MULTIPLE LAYERS
Using mixed media and multiple canvas layers, these paintings become multi-dimensional windows to the recessed photo within. Several series were created, each with a focus on a different collection of images. The paintings became sacred spaces in the Buddha series, symbols of the passage of time in the Window series, and reflections of the essence of the photos in the Silhouessence series.