Saint Joan D'Arc - oil on canvas 30" x 48"
My work reflects an interest in the tension between human psychology, and the world of mother nature. I sometimes depict an anthropomorphized animal finding its way towards something that would be a peculiarly human attraction. This is explored in “Profiterole Cat”, where the cat is beguiled by something on a plate that would naturally tempt a human rather than a cat. In some of my painting I use the human form in its native condition; as a natural part of the landscape. “Forest Bathing” and “Feeling Earth, Listening Moon” places the human in an orbit of natural influence; beyond their acculturated identity. A natural, exposed element to point to a psychological condition is used in “Day Of St. Thomas”, which explores a sense of suspension; the birds hanging on tall stakes illustrate the momentary, psychological state of the cross-leg meditator.
Just like the misappropriated attention of the cat, we are conditioned to chase those things we are not originally accustomed to acquire, but pursue we must, as we are a “play thing of the muse”, which ultimately kills us with its impulse of curiosity.
Day of St. Thomas - oil on canvas 40" x 30"
Feeling Earth, Listening Moon - oil on panel 24" x 20"
Profiterole Cat - oil on canvas 40" x 30"
Forest Bather - oil on panel 20" x 20"