Dividers of Daybreak


My recent paintings use hand-cut, layered wood to create complex compositions that symbolically depict the dramatic collisions of weather, light and the landscape.  Embedded symbols mingle with the drawing lines of invented sparse landscapes. Beams of light illuminate vulnerable trees and fields, while impregnated clouds loom closely, threatening or spilling over in drops.

The drops pour in sheets or dance along in symbolic gesture.  Slow moving graphic clouds foretell of imminent ruin. The weather is matched only by the strength of the horizon's rays breaking or sheltering the ground beneath. In some pieces, the shelters become the dominant symbol while in other compositions, playful birds and beasts provide the metaphor.