Detail from "Field Notes No. 20"
- "FIELD NOTES"
This series, "Field Notes," is basically an archaeological excavation.
After applying multiple layers of acrylic paint to canvas, I begin to hunt through the colorful chaos.
This seeking leads to the discovery of numerous "artifacts" and "treasures" which I then organize into an orderly visual understanding.
The hunting process, which is extremely meditative and obsessive, includes the making of notations and drawing on the found objects.
About 8 years ago I asked The Universe to give me work that was meditative and obsessive. To the best of my understanding, this is what I got!!!!! It is analogous to my constant seeking, both outer and inner for answers plus an attempt to understand the nature of existence.
The “Field Notes” series is inspired by my many years collecting shells with my Mother, beach combing at my family's somewhat isolated beach cottage, being always drawn to the old crusty and interesting shells, the broken shards with unique shapes, rare black shark’s teeth and any ocean treasure along my path. I contemplate the the shapes and pieces that have weathered the myriad experiences of life. I too, seek the shells and shards of understanding.
MFA Painting and Drawing Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC 1994
BFA Painting and Drawing UNCC Charlotte NC 1988
BA Religious Studies UNCC Charlotte NC 1988