My work is an abstract non-objective art using mixed media and characterized by decisive use of color. Though the term constructions may best describe what I do, I consider my work more related to painting than sculpture because of the frontal orientation and importance of color and color relationships to achieve a sparse sense of geometry and a lush, rich, and complex color sense. This interest in the intersection between painting and object, with work that calls attention to its physicality, has been an ongoing characteristic of my work through the years. In the current work, I use found wood as the origin and foil for the color interventions. There is no question that the use and age imbedded in the found wood is of great interest to me.
Color notations or the use of found color in the form of paint chips or colored papers have become a foundational part of my working process, and intuitive decisions generate my work. But experiences including a move to the Hudson Valley have decisively influenced and changed my work in a number of ways. The landscape light and weather, place and incidental moment, and my own "home improvement" endeavors greatly affected my interest and use of color.
The language of abstraction continues to hold an allure for me. It is a flexible and suggestive language with the ability to evoke a range of associations, and non-specific emotional or meditative responses, free from specific references or imagery.