I work in richly pigmented plaster, emphasizing a minimal composition of layers, color and texture as bold and understated as the desert. Hiking the eroded region of Anza Borrego park reveals stratified bands of rock against a clear blue arid sky. Plants, boulders, and trails stand out in contrast to the sparse background.
Bedrock mortar holes and petroglyphs bear witness to life lived 4,000 years ago, when the sun and stars marked time, and animals were revered as a gift of beauty and nourishment. My paintings honor the lives of our desert ancestors. Rough texture contrasted with glass smooth surface mimic weathered terrain while earth rich color bands mirror erosion and time.