My work constitutes visual metaphors for the mind, emerging from the analysis,
confluence, and synthesis of idea, concept, and philosophy.
I have developed a fondness of, and appreciation for, the austere and the direct,the result
of living at a Zen center and devoting a number of years to the study and practice of Zen,
yet I have a passion for paradoxical expression.
My paradoxes utilize high metaphors to construct secondary and local analogies, which
fuse the sacred and the profane, symbolism and irony. I delight in the use of double
symbolism; thus, my titles complete the paintings and impart those extra dimensions and
Frequent motifs in my paintings are animated toys, at once suspended between life and
non-life. In search of answers, they plunge into forgetful dreams, or stand out in their
highly ornate clothes on unexpectedly ornate backgrounds, captured at the moments of
their insights or revelations. Their world is a mosaic made of artificial jewels on
magnificent landscapes, sparkling with the glow of starlight and the twilight of dusk.
Through stylization, attention is drawn to and focused upon main semantic characters in
their quest, while their often human-like bodies and expressions serve as the conduit for
emotion, and they become subject and object, prototype and archetype.
Quite often, a theme unites a number of individual works into a series.
My works are theatrical masks of the soul, and are reflective of my own journey
through life and through art.