In recent works I have meld the drawing and painting practices to explore concepts of connectedness and fragmentation. Patterns are amplified or detroyed and recreated as a place to start the abstraction of the image . Some alterations of the image reveal traces of previous work, showing the process. The subsurface layers, though not always obvious, carry the history of the search for the external reference. The result is an ambiguity between the surface and the depths and between the seen and unseen, which provides the imagination with a space to wander and wonder.
The garden is a fertile ground for philosophy and psychology. Any place that elevates life, is a spiritual place. It's a sanctuary, refuge, solitude, a space to grow, reflect and reconnect with the soul, or just flow down stream. My paintings became a metaphor for a spiritual life and the journey of life. "if the garden cannot make me good it is an invitation to be better" Damon Young, The Wisdom of Gardens