This body of work emerged from Rumi's poem "The Guest House." My response to it, through ink and paint on paper, depicts our fragmented lives in a world at war. I seek to accept, through his words, displacement and dispossession and to process loss and confusion. I search for reconciliation and healing without anger.
Circle of Loss
11.5" x 17.5" mixed media on paper
10" x 12" mixed media on paper
From Damascus To Aleppo
11" x 15" mixed media on canvas
17" x 24" mixed media on paper
House Of Sorrow
11.5" x 15" mixed media on paper
12" x 16" mixed media on board
11.5" x 15" mixed media on board
With my photographs I engage in the documentation of color, form and pattern. I pay homage to nature in a meticulous exercise of framing fleeting moments of balanced composition in an otherwise busy and chaotic world. I seek to inspire tranquility and peace.
For many years I worked in the food business. My fascination with fruit and vegetables, whether at the market or in the fields, has never dulled. Their luscious textures and colors are perpetual fodder for inspiration.
Pattern & Texture
I am a collector of stuff: seashells, stones, driftwood and cones. I see beauty in the objects I bring home. I gather, I organize, arrange and rearrange. But I also "collect" random patterns of fallen leaves and petals, shadows and clouds capturing in my view finder. By closing in on my subjects, I frame the natural or the man-made small wonders that are often ignored.