Artist Statement

Art enables me to see the world differently.  In my paintings, I show how I saw a place that I visited, or a plant, or landscape that I experienced.    Working with a recycled medium is consistent with my values of conservation and it is exciting to watch something that was discarded be transformed.   In the end, it is about seeing something differently; a material that once had a utilitarian purpose now is seen differently as an object of interest and beauty.