Artist’s Statement

DD“My art practice is continuously evolving. Consistent is my interest in color and pattern. In 2015 I began to employ architectural model making in my work, as a result recent objects have become elevated from the picture plane and some ride the line between painting and sculpture.

In the late 70’s I spent two seasons working as a firefighter for the BLM in Northeastern Utah. Often, I would be transported to fire sites via helicopter and I was able to view the landscape from the air. This experience transformed my way of seeing. From the air the land revealed contours unseen from the ground; trees and rock became patterns of color and shadow.

In 2016 I decided to create objects combining the topography, color and pattern of landforms that through lifelong exploration I know well; the Four Corners area, pueblo ruins, the high desert and dunes.”