Process

In subject matter, the paintings combine both real and imagined scenarios that are colored by my experience of life lived in the U.S. and South Africa. The imagery reflects a renewed interest in the representational world and its unique narrative power to convey a story in its own words.

Themes and ideas that emerge in the paintings depend on feeling rooted in one's surroundings: a familiarity with the distinctive rhythms of life in the U.S. and a greater sense of identification with American culture and history. All this has influenced my work providing fresh impetus in bridging the divide between 'old world' concerns and those of the 'new.'

Medium and Technique

The process is best described as encaustic collage painting. Raw materials used in these paintings are altered book pages. They provide an important stimulating impulse for each work: their familiar forms and printed surfaces reflect a history as “carriers” of ideas and information.