The sacred is within us and around us, in our experience on this earth. My work is an expression of my awareness of the sacred in my own life; each work a devotional image to a memory. My most recent cycle of work is centered around an attempt to hold on to a conception of my environment and my place within this rapidly changing reality. The relationship of dual natures, especially that of natural/manmade, past/present and epiphany/doomsday are at the forefront of my exploration.
Many of these oil paintings and mixed media sculptures are inspired by my hometown of Hollywood, Florida: a city that has a history that only spans about one hundred years, but one that has experienced dramatic change in that short period of time. Each work in this South Florida-based series begins with a memory – either mine or a shared memory from someone else longing to reconnect to the past. I visit and research the site, and often show the finished work with collected relics of the site in its heyday. I strive to give these places their history back, and the memories a place to exist.
For more information about my recent works, please visit Land of Sunshine (IS Projects).