In both, “Recycled Reflections” and “No Shame, Beauty” my photography and painting meet a multitude of recycled materials that I have collected obsessively for over 20 years.
The transformation of scraped palette paint, co-mingled with such diverse repurposed materials as laundry lint, antique fabrics, snake skins, glass, wooden and metal beads, cat fur, palette shavings and handmade papers is suggestive of forms found randomly in nature.
The work created in these series addresses cultural diversity, human interrelationships and natural phenomena potentiated by the thrill of the creative process.
“No Shame, Beauty”
…confronts preconceived perceptions of what is considered as beautiful. Always on the prowl for visual imagery, I constantly find beauty in unexpected and unusual places as well as in areas that., at first glance, might appear mundane.
…defies the notion of art fitting into neat categories by bending, breaking and fusing traditional boundaries into new art forms -- a unique collection of multi-shaped boxes of wall and pedestal sculptures and paintings filled with the wonder of discovery.