My art practice is philosophically and visually and informed by Japanes art and Eastern theories as well as the tradition of the 19th century Romantic Landscape painters – the vast skies, western light and stretching horizons. Both have an emphasis on solitude, the ephemeral, and the sublime in nature. Western Zen.
My current emphasis on mark making and abstraction can be ascribed to the influence of the Japanese wabi sabi aesthetic (meaning ‘ flawed beauty’), which is sometimes described as one of beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It refers to quirks and anomalies arising from the process of construction, which add uniqueness and an understated elegance to my work.
reverence and light
where land meets sky
Individual images are available upon request.