Mountain and shore
This series was painted during, and following, several periods of my life lived in Iceland. Coming to Iceland from the fast-moving world of New York, it offered an environment that constantly moved my eyes to pause and look at how wind, sky, and water alter the viewer's perspective. It was the the perfect incubator for exploring landscape through my own experience and history. This series is a reflection of the pursuit to find a simple statement of the self, land, and elements.
I often recall the words of the poet Mary Oliver: ‘Meanwhile the world goes on . . . the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers . . . Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination . . . over and
over announcing your place in the family of things."