Yearning: a series about nature

Growing up in nature played a huge role in my life.  The freedom that came with wandering in the woods, splashing at water’s edge and feeling the earth beneath me gave me the idea for the images in my current series, entitled “Yearning”, which have become indelible, nostalgic and frequently haunt me.  After leaving the wooded and mountainous area of northeast Pennsylvania where I grew up,  I was left with a certain longing for home and for childhood.  The use and play of color and negative space, the exploration of materials and textures and the use of images which invoke a sort of stillness and quiet reflection all play an important role in this body of work.  

This series is about longing.  It is about memories, comfort, solitude and home.  It combines the past and the present using elements of nature, shelter and moments within the space of fleeting time.  It is about stories with the innate sense of “I have been here before.”  Stories that perhaps were always a part of me.  

“We are always the same age inside.” - G. Stein

   Connectere  Oil on panel  35" x 47"      

 

Connectere

Oil on panel

35" x 47"

 

 

   You Are Here and Always Will Be  Oil on panel  35"x 47"   

 

You Are Here and Always Will Be

Oil on panel

35"x 47"

 


Burrow
oil on panel
24” x 32”

 I Lived Here Once
oil on panel
24”x 32”

Loam
oil on panel
24”x 32”

Benton Lanterns
oil on panel
35”x  47”

Series Print II
acrylic on paper
21”x 25”

Lift Every Rock
oil on panel
24”x32”

Untitled
acrylic on paper
21”x 25”

Untitled
acrylic on paper
5”x 7”

Birch
oil on found wood
7.5” x 9”

Forest
oil on found wood
5”x 7”

Untitled
oil on panel
24”x 32”

 

On the Way Home
acrylic on paper
5” x 7”

Series Print I
acrylic on paper
21”x 25”

A Path
oil on canvas
6”x 6”

Water’s Edge
oil on canvas
12”x12”

Untitled
acrylic on paper
21”x 25”

Roots
acrylic on paper
5” x 7”

 

Fences
acrylic on paper
5” x 7”

Objects of Illumination
oil on panel
35”x 47”

 

Untitled
oil on panel
24”x 32”

 

Marsh
oil on panel
5”x 7”