From my earliest paintings and drawings, exhibited in June 1994, through the present, I have aimed to dissolve the boundaries between organic and inorganic, animate and inanimate.
Trees have always been a source of fascination for me, particularly as they embody sensual and spiritual human qualities in their myriad forms and the erotic potential of their intertwining roots and branches.
At the same time, I also continue to paint and draw live models, to keep alive the interplay in my work between the human body and the anatomy of Nature.
Another source of inspiration was a visit to Cuernavaca (Cuauhnahuac in the original Nahuatl, meaning “near the trees”) in Mexico, where I saw the hacienda of the Spanish Conqueror Cortes, now itself completely conquered by the trees which have invaded it.
Nature and architecture have fused until it is no longer possible to distinguish plant from stone, the structure from the infiltrator, the penetrator from the possessed.
At the same time, I see the fluid plant growths as forms of the unconscious, insinuating themselves into the rational structures of the mind.