“However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” This Stanely Kubrick quote has had a huge influence on me, most recently through paintings like IN A WORLD OF HER OWN. In a sense, these works represent my hope for the future. Here the... SANCTUARY rose from my desire to revisit thematic ground that inspired my first gallery show at Tree’s Place back in 1997. As the orb, a symbol from my PASSAGE series, moves past the architecture of personal realities, we discover what lies beyond our limited... This painting arose from musing on an interview that Stanley Kubrick gave in 1968. When I was young I originally read his comments to glean clues to understanding Kubrick’s landmark film 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – but I have repeatedly gone back to that interview and... My initial inspiration, I believe, grew out of concern for the destabilizing and immense effects of global climate change, a sense of nature out of control and giving birth to unnatural and cataclysmic phenomena. I realize that it is not the happiest of subjects to... With this painting I revisit themes developed in my “Passage” series, which featured heavily in my first couple of one-man shows at the Tree’s Place gallery. All of the Passage works use the dream-object of the lighted bubbles—symbols of spirit or... This is one of a pair of paintings done as an experiment to see how readily my acrylic painting style would work in the egg tempera medium. Both paintings are compositions using the same symbolic elements: an egg, an ammonite fossil, and the leaf of a ginkgo tree.In... Aisa is associated with one of the Fates in Greek myth. The necklace is familiar symbolism in my work, comprised of Ginkgo leaves and an ammonite fossil. The hat is just there for fun.