Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery
If balance is not achieved in nature, collapse, erosion and extinction become a reality. This is also true in socialeconomical, physiological and psychological situations. How do we balance our lives with technology so prevalent and our perception of nature becoming so domesticated or even nonexistent? This concept along with abstraction, gravity, and occupation are the overlapping themes driving my work. The embellishments and starkness in my imagery are juxtaposed to illuminate the polarizing issues of the contemporary era.
By creating imaginative and surrealistic imagery my paintings explore the perception of experiences rather than just reality. My research is focused on connectivity and engagement. I paint and create the elusive form of consciousness, realizing something that is not visible to the human eye. Imagination and memory melt together in a weave, bonding what is known and what is imagined to create personal truth.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.