Coastal Conversion Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA, 2016
Crisis of Faith Art. I trusted. I was loyal. I was faithful. I didn’t need proof. I lost confidence. I reevaluated. I reconciled.
Self-Portrait, 2016 When I began this piece, I had to decide if I saw my life as a maze or as a labyrinth. There are many twists and turns in both, but to me, a maze represented a collection of paths to an end goal and a labyrinth was a more complex single path to a center. At the center of a labyrinth you are only half way through the journey – it forces you to return to the beginning or be consumed by the challenges you have faced so far. The textures in Self-Portrait represent the path to the center of my labyrinth. These are the threads that I will follow to find my way back to the beginning.
Convergence Convergence begins as the “independent development of similar characteristics” between man and nature, but it ultimately represents the power of and surrender to the sea.
Twelve From sunrise to sunset, the rhythms of the day circle around you, pausing at two points: first, at an offering from the sea and then at an evening ritual.