Statement

    The first ten years of my life were spent on the island of Antigua, where I came to recognize the sea as an orientation point, like a city’s grand monument or a familiar mountain range.  Many years later, I returned to a life surrounded by water when, for four years, I worked on a sailboat traveling between the Caribbean, the United States, and Europe.  I kept a regular journal of my travels, and after leaving the transient life at sea and returning to the rhythms of life on land, those notes and sketches became the foundation of my work. The imagery has gradually transformed from direct observation of place into a record of memories that have become altered, obscured, and fragmented; the real and the imagined are often indistinguishable from one another, and time is not represented chronologically.  It is my hope that through abstraction and fragmentation, my own recollected imagery takes on a universal or archetypal quality that transports viewers into their own mythic experience—dreamed, remembered or imagined.