Textures and contrasts is how I can boil down what I am drawn to visually. That might be the veins of a leaf or the weathered remains of an abandoned factory. The visual art that I am currently focused on producing is a melding of the natural world and the man made. I like to go beneath the surface and take a look at the details, sometimes it can help in seeing things in a larger and more important context.
Using elements from near my home in Southwest Michigan like sand and refuse, I create tactile sculptural work that has emotion and meaning for me. My ongoing "Lake Michigan series" are large abstracts on canvas made with local beach sand and acrylics. The work is meant to honor Lake Michigan and at the same time remind us of the possible disastrous consequences of society's indifference to nature and the resources and beauty it provides.
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