“Whenever people talk about the weather to me, I always feel certain they mean something else”. -Oscar Wilde

My paintings are abstract, and yet influenced by natural phenomena such as radically changing atmosphere, tides, and geological surfaces (both above and below the waterline), as well as wind circulation, plate tectonics and Landsat images. I have lived near polluted rivers and canals in Maine and more recently in Brooklyn and along the Hudson River in Beacon and Newburgh, New York. I have been observing an alchemical effect in both waters and atmosphere. My observations of air and water pollution, and the increase in severe weather patterns due to climate change, contribute to the acidic aspect as well as the spatial shifts in my current work. I use these images as metaphors for the human experience in a precarious world.