I am drawn to things in decay. Peeling paint, chipping plaster, decomposing brick. Rust excites me. I take photos of old walls, focusing on the texture and patterns the age and decay create. The place where the natural creeps over the built environment is where I continually find inspiration. These captured images are starting points to creating my art. My passion is creating work that is rooted in classical mosaic grammar, extrapolated to a contemporary place.
When I started making art, my main concern was in creating a visually appealing composition with dimensional durable materials, and little more. As I age and my experience deepens, both in life and with the skills of my craft, I am seeing a deeper connection between my attraction to decay and decomposition with the possibility of renewal and regrowth.