BOTANICAL ARTIST STATEMENT
I have always been drawn to the art of the Japanese, to their simple yet powerful composition of plants, flowers, and landscapes. I rely on this sensibility to communicate beauty and peace in my own rendering of nature. In floating ginkgo leaves, sculptural calla lilies, and blooming artichokes, I find pattern, color, and texture that evoke the calming charm that Japanese artists infused into their demandingly spare, elegant compositions. To these ancient traditions I add the unexpected play of patination and gilded surfaces. To the calm of composed nature I bring acid baths that react richly with a variety of metals.