In my fundamental focus on abstraction, I have an ongoing thematic exploration of line and gesture. All of my work is based on observing the process of organic change found in nature. This most recent
work is inspired by walks along the Schuylkill River and the Chesapeake Bay. During the 2020 lock down and period of civil unrest, I found myself vacillating between meditative states and — like everyone else — states of anxiety. The walks along the river and the bay — where I spent a significant part of my young adulthood — were calming. And then the jetsam along the edge of the water served to remind me that pollution levels are so high that activities involving direct contact with the water are often off limits. This new series of paintings on paper is a meditation on the fragility of the beauty that surrounds us.