Untitled (Grotto)  Sea salt crystals and inks on watercolor paper 22” H X 30” W 2013       The Ocean Series  has several sections, including  Undersea, Depth of the Sea , and  Formation.   The oceans, ancient and current, are the source of my current work. I am drawn to the seas for many reasons, including its beauty and power, the illusion of limitlessness, its age and history, teeming life and countless mysteries. I am interested in creating a sense of the ocean through direct experience, through memory, through experiments and through research.  After reading “The Sea Around Us” by Rachel Carson – an incredibly visual writer -- I started working with the ocean as subject. I began drawing with a hyper-saturated sea salt solution and water-based paints. The resulting images are connected to my painting journals through the flow and feel of water. Salt and water are both key elements necessary for all life, and in these works they interact, creating the unexpected.  I work intuitively and in partnership with natural elements. My process involves chance through the independent action of growing salt crystals. The salt works evoke a primal, non-verbal experience.
       
     
  Lava Life   Volcanic and sea salt crystals on paper  29 ¼”H x 40 ½ ”W  2018
       
     
  Strands of Light  Sea salt crystals. metallic inks and ink on paper 22"H x 30"W 2013
       
     
 Crossing Borders (left side of diptych)  Sea salt crystals and inks on paper  30”H x 22”W  2016-2017
       
     
 Crossing Borders (right side of diptych)  Sea salt crystals and inks on paper  30”H x 22 “W  2016-2017
       
     
  Pearls  Sea salt crystals and ink on paper 22"H x 30"W 2013
       
     
Coastal Waters
       
     
Blue Depth
       
     
Exosphere
       
     
  Microcosm  Inks on watercolor paper 22"H x 30"W 2013
       
     
  Plankton  Frisket and ink on watercolor paper 22"H x 30"W 2013
       
     
Night and Day
       
     
Floating in the Deep
       
     
Antarctic Melt
       
     
Heat Exchange II
       
     
Heat Exchange
       
     
Inland Sea
       
     
Luminous Depths
       
     
  Rain and Shore  Sea salt crystals and gouache on paper 30"H x 22"W 2014   
       
     
  Roots I  Sea salt crystals on paper 30" H X 22" W 2013
       
     
  Untitled   Sea salt and epsom salt crystals on paper 5 1/2"H x 7 1/2"W 2013
       
     
  Untitled (Bird's Nest)  Sea salt and epsom salt crystals on paper 5 1/2" H X 7 1/2" W 2013
       
     
  Untitled (Grotto)  Sea salt crystals and inks on watercolor paper 22” H X 30” W 2013       The Ocean Series  has several sections, including  Undersea, Depth of the Sea , and  Formation.   The oceans, ancient and current, are the source of my current work. I am drawn to the seas for many reasons, including its beauty and power, the illusion of limitlessness, its age and history, teeming life and countless mysteries. I am interested in creating a sense of the ocean through direct experience, through memory, through experiments and through research.  After reading “The Sea Around Us” by Rachel Carson – an incredibly visual writer -- I started working with the ocean as subject. I began drawing with a hyper-saturated sea salt solution and water-based paints. The resulting images are connected to my painting journals through the flow and feel of water. Salt and water are both key elements necessary for all life, and in these works they interact, creating the unexpected.  I work intuitively and in partnership with natural elements. My process involves chance through the independent action of growing salt crystals. The salt works evoke a primal, non-verbal experience.
       
     

Untitled (Grotto)
Sea salt crystals and inks on watercolor paper
22” H X 30” W
2013

The Ocean Series has several sections, including Undersea, Depth of the Sea, and Formation.

The oceans, ancient and current, are the source of my current work. I am drawn to the seas for many reasons, including its beauty and power, the illusion of limitlessness, its age and history, teeming life and countless mysteries. I am interested in creating a sense of the ocean through direct experience, through memory, through experiments and through research.

After reading “The Sea Around Us” by Rachel Carson – an incredibly visual writer -- I started working with the ocean as subject. I began drawing with a hyper-saturated sea salt solution and water-based paints. The resulting images are connected to my painting journals through the flow and feel of water. Salt and water are both key elements necessary for all life, and in these works they interact, creating the unexpected.

I work intuitively and in partnership with natural elements. My process involves chance through the independent action of growing salt crystals. The salt works evoke a primal, non-verbal experience.

  Lava Life   Volcanic and sea salt crystals on paper  29 ¼”H x 40 ½ ”W  2018
       
     

Lava Life

Volcanic and sea salt crystals on paper

29 ¼”H x 40 ½ ”W

2018

  Strands of Light  Sea salt crystals. metallic inks and ink on paper 22"H x 30"W 2013
       
     

Strands of Light
Sea salt crystals. metallic inks and ink on paper
22"H x 30"W
2013

 Crossing Borders (left side of diptych)  Sea salt crystals and inks on paper  30”H x 22”W  2016-2017
       
     

Crossing Borders (left side of diptych)

Sea salt crystals and inks on paper

30”H x 22”W

2016-2017

 Crossing Borders (right side of diptych)  Sea salt crystals and inks on paper  30”H x 22 “W  2016-2017
       
     

Crossing Borders (right side of diptych)

Sea salt crystals and inks on paper

30”H x 22 “W

2016-2017

  Pearls  Sea salt crystals and ink on paper 22"H x 30"W 2013
       
     

Pearls
Sea salt crystals and ink on paper
22"H x 30"W
2013

Coastal Waters
       
     
Coastal Waters

Sea salt crystals and inks on German Etch paper

30”H x 43 1/2”W

Blue Depth
       
     
Blue Depth

Sea salt Crystals on paper

22”H x 30”W

Exosphere
       
     
Exosphere

Inks on paper

22”H x 30”W

  Microcosm  Inks on watercolor paper 22"H x 30"W 2013
       
     

Microcosm
Inks on watercolor paper
22"H x 30"W
2013

  Plankton  Frisket and ink on watercolor paper 22"H x 30"W 2013
       
     

Plankton
Frisket and ink on watercolor paper
22"H x 30"W
2013

Night and Day
       
     
Night and Day

Phosphorescent paint, sea salt crystals and inks on paper

9”H x 9“W

2017

Floating in the Deep
       
     
Floating in the Deep

Volcanic sea salt crystals and ink on paper

9”H x 9”W

2017

Antarctic Melt
       
     
Antarctic Melt

Sea salt crystals and inks on paper

9”H x 9”W

2017

Heat Exchange II
       
     
Heat Exchange II

Himalayan pink and sea salt crystals on paper

9”H x 9”W

2016

Heat Exchange
       
     
Heat Exchange

Himalayan pink and sea salt crystals on paper

7 1/2”H x 6 1/2”W

2016

Inland Sea
       
     
Inland Sea

Himalayan pink and sea salt crystals

9”H x 9”W

2016

Luminous Depths
       
     
Luminous Depths

Phosphorescent paint, Himalayan pink and sea salt crystals on paper

5”H x 6 1'/2”W

2015

  Rain and Shore  Sea salt crystals and gouache on paper 30"H x 22"W 2014   
       
     

Rain and Shore
Sea salt crystals and gouache on paper
30"H x 22"W
2014

 

  Roots I  Sea salt crystals on paper 30" H X 22" W 2013
       
     

Roots I
Sea salt crystals on paper
30" H X 22" W
2013

  Untitled   Sea salt and epsom salt crystals on paper 5 1/2"H x 7 1/2"W 2013
       
     

Untitled
Sea salt and epsom salt crystals on paper
5 1/2"H x 7 1/2"W
2013

  Untitled (Bird's Nest)  Sea salt and epsom salt crystals on paper 5 1/2" H X 7 1/2" W 2013
       
     

Untitled (Bird's Nest)
Sea salt and epsom salt crystals on paper
5 1/2" H X 7 1/2" W
2013