Artist Statement Submitted 2018Every artist creates out of his own being from his own encounters with the world. I was born in the South and the things I remember: the scents, the people, the atmosphere, all shape the imagery I use in my paintings.
I knew I wanted to get a special feeling in my work, and traditional medium did not provide the avenue for my ideas. I began to experiment with batik, dyes and wax on fabric, using the medium in innovative ways. Batik allows me to create spidery web-like patterns and mottled surfaces: an expression of aging, the struggle to survive--not just a world view, but time itself.