Portfolio > Lucretius Series

The newest stage of my work has taken a surprising turn due to the impact of reading Lucretius's "On the Nature of Things". As Lucretius began his study of natural phenomena, he invoked the fecundity of Venus and other gods creating a marvelous segue to explore the chaotic microcosm underlying the more seemingly stable macrocosm. From a spellbinding erotic narrative to a clarity of vision through depth of understanding of natural forms, Lucretius philosophy revealed a possibility for me to explore abstraction in my paintings through the extension of the natural world into my imagery as evident in this new series. My interest in depth psychology and the uncanny nature of things still remains as I continue to create figurative works in relief prints and painting. With the new work that follows, I believe that the visions that Lucretius has evoked will lead me to a lighter sensibility.

Flotsam of Objects
Acrylic on paper
30" x 22"
2013
Envious Nature
Watercolor, gouache and ink on paper
30" x 21"
2012
Seeds of Things
Watercolor, gouache and ink on paper
30" x 21"
2012
Careful Disorderliness
Watercolor, gouache and ink on paper
30" x 21"
2012
Love- Wild Beasts
Watercolor, gouache and ink on paper
30" x 21"
2012
Keen Scented Reason
watercolor, gouache and ink on paper
30" x 21"
2012
Sing Light Things into the Dark
Watercolor, gouache, ink and colored pencil on paper
30" x 21"
2013