Rock and Refuge

Mixed media collages inspired by Joshua Tree, California.

These abstract paintings are inspired by residential architecture nearby the natural boulders along the Joshua Tree National Park border in California. This area is a kind of artists' refuge, a place of freedom as well as meditation. I have referred to it as a kind of Deadwood town where unique exteriors are built seemingly without codes or restrictions, and I love how huge precarious rock formations seem to balance in mid-air. These pieces are created on birch panels, painted manila pattern paper, with fabric and oil paints.