2021

 

Focusing on the dynamic interplay of the sea, tides, wind, birds, andconstantly changing atmosphere in Mid-Coast Maine, my work documents both these natural phenomena and man-made things placed in its environment. I study the colors, forms, lines, and patterns of tidal flats, runnels and ripple formations, reflections in channels, and how birds feed off exposed clams and crabs. I then recreate their textures, hues, and the various atmospheric conditions: fog, the dawn’s early light, clouds breaking with pinpointed rays of light glinting off an undulating high tide. I examine aquatic plants and those along the shore, in different cycles and stages; I like how sea grass flows underwater or how it settles on and between rocks and glistens a vibrant yellow, and sea lavender’s delicate flowers in summer and branching baren structure in winter. My observations and include notations of the colors of boats, buoys, and flotations. These studies and and that of the weather contribute to my vocabulary of lines and gestures which I use to compose rhythms and moods: the excitement of the storms, and serenity of sunsets, or dreary fog.