In drawing and painting I work directly from nature, exploring, as in sculpture, a synthesis of abstraction and realism, positive space activating negative space, the pictorial field alive.
I pursue drawing with the same intensity as I do sculpture. Each enriches the other, resonating back and forth in a dialogue of shared imagery, structure and thought.
A new voice spoke to me over 20 years ago with my move from New York to Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was the land and the River. It spoke a language I had never known, but spoke a secret language to my heart. The contemplation of the expressive figure gave way to the perception and experience of life in a glorious landscape and a hand-touch away from the River. It said this is home.