For as long as I can remember I have been drawn to the beauty and mystery of the natural world. As a child growing up in Poland, I “went to the woods” to explore, gather, experience and learn.
Today I am still on that quest to better understand the natural world. In my work I seek to communicate nature’s many facets by highlighting the complexities and surprising elements I encounter in my explorations.
My recent works have been permeated by the concepts of change and impermanence. The shifting of ice, water, color, embody these forms. I am drawn to the instability and volatility of life, and want to capture the passing moments which reflect it. The current of time seen in a flickering light or in a mortal glacier slowly meeting sea level reveal such fragile moments. My art reflects and illuminates their preciousness and sublimity.
Through my process of layering paint I delight in the revealed tension between illusion in depth and flat patterning on the surface of my canvases. I often avoid balance or resolve, simply inviting the viewer to experience the newly created reality of the work.