are paintings made for the most part with natural pigments, oxides,
and i combine them with my recipies, in waterbased media and sealers
and mediums. i like to make a minimal gold leaf frame to set off
the work, only recently have i been making figures, previously i
wished to eliminate the hand of mankind in my work.
work is based on observations of the natural world and people, really
observing, and working with the observations. i am not sure at times
if i am making artwork or an icon. unintentionally, the closest
ideas that i found to defining the realization of my horizon series,
is the buddhist concept of shabava, the place of infinite possibilities,
more associated with the feminine bringing into being, also upon
considering, there is the influence of carlos castenada's early
writings. the horizons function very well as alter pieces.
hope that you enjoy your stay with the work."
berry, helsinki 2006