When I'm walking through a forest landscape, I find myself centered and inspired. These unique moments drift my way, and I feel a connection to the infinite that is inherently ineffable. I want to bring this feeling out of the woods - I want to transmit the sense of expansive connection that is stirring even from a mere moment in place and time in the forest - even from many of the things we often quickly pass by. In my oil paintings, I invite others to feel a new kind of personal connection through art, and hopefully a new kind of connection with the groves and forest systems surrounding us. I feel, however naively, that our future lies in the unadulterated, unspoiled forest - if we can learn to do less management and more mindful observation, we can immerse ourselves in forest of unpredictable beauty. Breath in, and connect.
"Earth laughs in Flowers" - Emerson
Grids, human patterns, and cultivation, the push back at the perceived chaos. Our sense of order blemished with weeds that sneak up between posts, rocks and fences. A fleeting moment of control.
"There was a brief silence, I think I heard snow falling" -Erich Segal
Slumber, sleep, rest, and dormancy, the environment waits.