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Artist Statement

The inspiration and ideas behind my work have been greatly influenced by my fascination and love of the night sky, specifically the images seen through the Hubble Telescope. Images of the Milky Way and star clusters give an impression of movement, not of themselves but through time as their light arcs across the night sky and finally fades to morning. The contradiction of static imagery moving becomes central to the composition. I chose the sheer fabrics and papers to explore the way light and shadow become part of that movement. The finished piece is an organic, somewhat simple, abstraction of the original image or theme, but the bent wire holds a tension that cannot be duplicated on canvas.  My hope is that this work will continue to help me explore my scope of textures, colors, shapes, and compositions in as many vast and unexplored ways as the night sky itself.