B.A. Freed-Hardeman University
My work considers man's elemental interaction with his environment, particularly in the way he builds shelter. The paintings examine ideas in ancient earth building techniques, as they contrast with today's conventional modes of construction: natural versus synthetic, native versus foreign, durable versus temporary.
My visual language is grounded in architecture and geometry. Like the building process, the paintings arrive through stacking, layering, and reassembling forms. I make paint from pigments processed from the soils near my home, constructing a painted space with a sense of its origin.