My attraction to sand begins with rock which when crushed becomes sand. Every grain of sand is a testimony to an ancient world. I feel the ancient world unfolds on my canvas and through the sand & gesso a new history is created. Harnessing the light through the relief of paintings reveals shapes and shadows of both the new and ancient worlds.
Sculpting the sand & gesso onto glass & mirror and adding forest fragments has opened up a new world with its own stories to tell. Some of my current work is informed by the state of the forest offering an opportunity to contemplate the past and the future.
While walking on the Camino, these words came into my mind and heart
Ode to the Luthier and the Musician
These are the beginnings of what will be a quadricep
How the painting was created
Sound board and strings to be added
Close-up to look under the mounted piece