Artist Statement

I aspire to awaken the deeper meaning of the journey of humanity in time. The "re-use" of discarded materials and objects, and my recycling efforts are attempts to, "tread lightly", by lessening my carbon footprint on the planet. The elevation of the, "throw-away" or "discard" to art status, is for me a metaphor for the marginalized, oppressed peoples and cultures that I resurrect from destruction and near invisibility to re-engage now. My acrylic paintings, mixed media collages, installations and reconstructions are an ongoing cycle of reflection on man, his engagement with his fellow human beings and his relationship with his environment.