“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. “
- Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio
Rain poured down in Southern California for two days. My studio door was open for the light, letting in every extra ray I could seduce into the room.
It was grey, blue, wet and dark, heady with muted colors and penetrating dampness. Outside my door, the only color visible was red tail lights of cars maneuvering down the street trying to avoid fallen palm fronds. A song played repeatedly in my head:
"Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California, but girl, don't they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours"
The pieces from this series, come from a point of idealism and a sense of the ongoing creativity in abstraction of images from our environment : earth, sea, sky. Without a horizon line and with no physical reference to landscape they are a deliberate attempt to emulate the “feeling of awe and wonder” we experience when faced with our natural world. They are the bridge between heaven, earth and us, hoping to reveal a direct relationship and alignment between oneself, one’s society and nature; each constantly struggling for transformation.