This series of paintings illustrates the emergence of forms like flowers, butterflies, and fibrous tree-like structures from the gentle surface flows of the water on which I paint. The varied hues and textures seen in these works are a result of a delicate balance between the effects of physical tools to manipulate paint flow and the water’s intrinsic physical properties--such as temperature, density, salinity, and depth.
At a time when technological progress is pushing society towards a more digital, algorithmically designed future, these artworks can serve as a reminder of the connection between humanity and our natural environment. I hope that this series will provide visitors a natural bridge to interpret and experience the effortlessly diverse visual landscape of Mother Earth.
Queens Botanical Garden
New York, New York
December 2018 - March 2019