Flying by: A birder’s notes
For many years I have been trying to learn the art of birdwatching, and have often been frustrated by glimpsing colors and forms at the periphery of my visual field. In “Flying by: a birder’s notes” I try to recollect these quick flashes of color and form and interweave them into a composite, which may include one or several species.
Unlike earlier series of mine, where I mourn or despair the disappearance of species of flora and fauna, and the environments in which they thrive, with this work I celebrate what I can see. 

Where next?
This series is a response to a time when the unexpected is the rule, whether it be  political, climate or personal. These monotypes and drawings began on a bleak day as I listened to the news on the radio in disbelief at what was happening and the seeming arbitrariness of where such events were occurring. Grabbing tools and media from around the studio, I began working on pages of old atlases,  building up surfaces to generate a picture of a world breaking up.

General
I see the world in flux and in all my drawings and paintings I try to show the conflict between stasis and change; between the unexpected, unplanned, unforeseen and the order and structure that appears and disappears.

I manipulate paper and paint to literally tear down and build up the surfaces, exposing what has been and, with line and geometry, evolving to a new equilibrium.

My work has long explored systems of thought and knowledge and has used layering of imagery, line and color to investigate subjects as diverse as cartography, scientific classification, urban architecture and environmental change.
 
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