City / State: Estill Springs, TN
My work is deliberately formal and multilayered. I employ a combination of printmaking and painting with layers of color, glaze, texture, and pattern. The pieces play with the boundaries between design and texture. Quilting traditions, oriental rugs, and kaleidoscopes inspire the application of multiple images, fabric-like effects, and the lack of deep space or volume. In these paintings the edges are firm and significant, but the surface is my primary concern, with layers of glaze over layers of pattern, over collage and stitching; using color, shape, texture and the human face.