I grew up on an old farm and I have retained a childs fascination with those objects that appeared as treasures in my formative environment. My work reflects this reverence for the natural world and is influenced by Islamic and Buddhist art and the Asian aesthetic of beauty.
I am currently working on prints, books and paper sculpture. A series of large woodcuts of reflections of plants in water, celebrate the object as no more real that the reflection. My new series of digital prints combine woodcut images from that series with photographic self portraits. Object as real and reflected; artist as observer and observed.
A recent trip to China sparked a fascination with lanterns. I am working with paper to explore the lantern form and to make books based on the strip bamboo format from ancient China.