Off the Path Statement

Stepping out my door here in northwest Washington, I immediately encounter remnants of the great forests: towering Douglas firs and red cedars, the ground blanketed with sword ferns, Oregon grape, and, in the spring, starflowers. Just a few steps from my studio, past the ghostly hollow stump I call The Overcoat, is a marshy inlet of the 10-mile-long lake which supplies much of our city’s drinking water. Daily walks during the pandemic provided subject matter for my monotypes and a welcome break from the news cycle. I became highly attuned to the fact that the same path is never truly the same from one day to the next. New details and compositions are always available to inspire me. The visual feast is inexhaustible.