Artist Statement

In my paintings, I create abstract forms that fuse human, animal and botanical elements, using small dots as building blocks. The idea of building forms out of dots was inspired by images glimpsed in the tea grounds at the bottom of a cup.  I build forms this way to portray all things as being composed of the same constantly recycling atoms, and thereby all interconnected.

The use of circles originated from the circular framing of the cup around the tea grounds. Patterns in nature are another major inspiration, especially that which appears in tree branches, neurons and river networks.  The play of micro vs macro can suggest either the view under a microscope or through a telescope..

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