My concern is mortality: what will we leave behind as individuals, and what will endure as a people. In my art I often use the city as my backdrop, my inspiration, aspects of my childhood, my roots. I use train tracks, electric lines, structures, building, and bridges to remind us of a route, a journey we must each travel. These connectors, these bonds represent Community, a series of the many collectives we may seek or join, much like a recreation or substitute for the Family.
I try to include in each work a tree, a branch, foliage, or clouds symbolizing Nature, our common denominator. My landscapes are a respite from dense urban life, a reminder of the horizon, the unknown future, with farmland or unsullied earth in the foreground. Sometimes, slicing through its layers of deposits like an anthropologist, I am reminding us of the past. We must not forget that our earth, our land is not owned by us. It is merely borrowed from Nature to be inherited by future generations.