Light Series: Bulbs and Tubes, Oil on Canvas, Oil on Panel, Silverpoint on Panel 2001-2017
Luminosity and unseen communication drive my work. The elements–earth, air, fire, water, and space–are my muses. I create from a place of stillness and allow my work to develop organically.
The lightbulb series was inspired my pursuit of the essence of light. Pompeiian Bulb was inspired by the colors of Pompeiian frescos.
I prepare my own panels and add in handmade pigments. In a weaving and unweaving of the tradition of representing light, I am working with electric bulbs and vacuum tubes which allow me to work with the interaction of the glass and the filaments in order to express the primal energy of fire.
My exploration of luminosity started with fresco painting and my love of burnishing pigments with agate to create a jewel-like effect.