Artist Statement

Artist Statement

As an artist, my primary goal is to create work that provokes an emotional response. The mood I try to consistently invoke is one of calmness, serenity, tranquility - perhaps the Japanese word "wa" describes it best. Towards that end, I wander along the edges of water in early morning light. These moments of soft luminance and pastel color, shrouded in mist, summon serenity. Cool, calm air and water painted by the sky rest quiet in the dawn.

Water, a shapeless, colorless substance, makes a beautiful mirror for the shapes and colors around it. Fog is rich in mood; it is atmosphere that creates "atmosphere". Water creates symmetries. Fog tames chaos. Together, or apart, they promote the poetic beauty of simplicity, which leads naturally to feelings of balance and harmony.