My work is rooted in the interaction of natural and man made elements.
I use sand and earth collected from travels which come in reds, yellows, whites, greens and violets. Also natural pigments which exist in every imaginable hue: minerals like lapis lazuli give a beautiful warm blue, indigo, derived from a plant, is a cool blue. The insect cochineal creates a deep red, turmeric, the spice, yellow, copper becomes turquoise and so on.
These pigments, combined with water based lacquers or resins form spontaneous shapes when applied on canvas, paper or metal. Once the lacquer has dried to a glass like surface, I fill the between spaces with acrylic paints, handprinted Japanese papers, found objects to create a work of opposites which, at the same time, form a harmonious whole.