Japanese Accents in Western Interiors: Alchemy

Artist Statement

Transformation is an inherently inspiring source for storytelling.

The style of Gasan 画賛, appropriating inscriptions, poetry and calligraphy of other artisans has become a consistent means of creating meaningful works that explore culture, history, travel and nature. My appreciation for the past and the passage of time resonate in my studio practice and ultimately in my paintings.

The Japanese notion of Wabisabi embodies the appreciation of honoring that which is broken and acknowledging time worn surfaces and the beauty of imperfection. This concept is key to my practice. My art is the product conveyed by years of observing. My quiet dedication to the exploration of techniques that express my view is tireless .

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