I am inspired and drawn to materials. Metals that I work with, copper, aluminum and steel provide an unlimited variety of possibilities.
Combined with oxygen and water the metal at an atomic level forms a new compound called an oxide known as rust. I create conditions for that event to occur, then explore the outcome. The juxtaposition of gold leaf and enamels with the oxides result in a unique form of painting. The process invites uncertainty. Every time we participate in an act with an uncertain outcome, I feel we become more attuned in planning our response, questioning our assumptions and trusting our instincts. Making art for me is much about that experience. The steel represents that moment of transformation.