Although known primarily for figurative work, recently I have been working on “The Refraction Series”, a series of paintings that expands my work from conceptual to representational and extends my palette to the use of more vibrant colors. Although the “The Refraction Series” joins together everyday objects, such as a napkin with a knife, there are elements of mystery and discord in the paintings: Was the bread knife used for something other than slicing bread? The mystery of unseen actions creates both a narrative and questions for viewers.
Prior to beginning “The Refraction Series”, I completed a body of work that follows my spiritual quest to understand how religious symbols impact my life. These paintings lead viewers to examine their own response to religious symbols. The response is positive for many and disturbing for others.
I am a graduate of the Tyler School of Art, Temple University with a BFA.
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