My paintings explore our fleeting place in the larger patterns of weather, migrations, motion, and time. Imagined life forms inhabit terrestrial, aquatic, or atmospheric spaces, revealing fragile and tenuous relationships within these vast systems. I am influenced by the research of high altitude entomology that details the astonishing fact that billions of insects are carried in air currents through the layers of our atmosphere. This idea serves as a visual metaphor to the broader context that all life is transitory and swept up in immense patterns of energy.
Climate change, unpredictable natural forces, insect and bird migrations, and pattern repetition all inform my three recent series of works: “Flight Patterns”, “Beautiful Calamities”, and the Vestment Series called “Flight Patterns / Figure Posture”.
Commingling information from biology, textile patterns, and maps, my paintings merge layers of illusionary depth with layers flat pattern.