Riptide, an on going project initially created in my Lauderdale by the Sea, FL studio.

This body of work continues my exploration of the natural world in an effort to create a more perfect alternative, a world expressed in my personal vocabulary. A riptide is a strong current of water that flows away from the  shore of the sea. As a painter, I produce a strong current of energy that flows away from  the shore of “everyday.” Like a riptide in the sea pulls the swimmer away from the safety of the shore, these paintings pull  the viewer  away from the safety of everyday into the sea of the unknown.

Riptide, acrylic, oil stick, shells, pearls and gems on linen, 48 x 40 inches