Statement

My current body of work is a collaboration with the bay. I live very close to Richardson Bay, an arm of the San Francisco Bay, driving, walking or biking around, next to, or over it every day. The physical collection of the bay water is part of my process. My source material is constantly changing, and one capture signifies a concise, specific moment. The weather, tides, clarity or murkiness of the water and whether or not a ferry has just passed all affect my media. Presenting rather than representing the bay is my method of capturing a moment in time. The salt, the sand and the elements that hijack my paintings, sometimes working harmoniously with my efforts and other times neutralizing them, reinforce my position in the world.