Words as image are a central part of my imagery in paintings, book arts, and prints, leading to my current obsession with letterforms and wall writing..
Word forms as image are the primary focus of my art. I use words as marks and symbols, using layers to form history and depth of imagery. The words are often abstract and illegible, relying on our intuitive connection with symbols.Influences include medieval illuminated manuscripts, Asian calligraphy and modern graffiti. My marks are universal, somewhat random, and often related to music, with layers of painted marks acting as layers of melody and rhythm.
For the past few years I have been very interested in the diversity and rhythms of energy in music and wave motions especially with a connection to elemental forms as electricity and magnetism. I am also influenced by the physical world including the cycles of the moon, and have been inspired by the series of solar and lunar eclipses and super moons, as well as lunar geography.
My calligraphic marks are now distilled into simple shapes derived from letterforms and are sometimes related to mathematical symbols, which describe wave energy. Letterforms from both Western and Eastern systems are incorporated, creating polyrythmic flow of mark making.