During the past six months I have been researching how color in our surrounding environments — particularly nature — influences our personal health and well being. After reading the book Healing Spaces by Esther Sternberg, that explores how our immediate environment affects our senses, emotions and immune systems I began to paint what brought me peace. With an emphasis on repetitive, quiet patterns of movement found in nature I focused on line, color, and form.
I understand that my paintings may draw different meanings, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My intention is not to impose a specific message to the viewer. I often hesitate to title my paintings, for fear that they will be translated only according to my vision, and close a door to another interpretation. I hope my paintings will allow the viewer to observe a familiar object in a new way.
The images in this series will be in a solo exhibition at The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas. The exhibit opens June 1, 2013, and will be on view until August 18. An opening reception is scheduled for June 8, from 2 to 4 pm.