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I have worked for the past 15 years on two-dimensional paintings and works on paper, and on installations that explore the themes of the psychological relationship of humans to nature and the physical world. This two-pronged aspect to my artistic production has enabled me to have a multitude of exhibition opportunities, ranging from galleries and museums to alternative spaces and experimental art venues in the US and abroad. I have explored the ideas from two perspectives: the philosophical (utilizing intellect in the development of self-awareness) and the phenomenological (elevating the experiential nature of existence in furthering understanding of the work of art, and by extension, the self). I often involve elements of natural phenomenon as processes in the physical construction of my work, processes such as chemical patination, light-sensitive photo imaging, magnetism, mirror reflection, after-image, and phosphorescence. My work tends to be experiential: It is never fully described through photographic documentation, such that even the paintings, done on copper and encrusted with chemical crystallization, change dramatically depending on the lighting or the angle one views them from. In fact, they are most fully experienced by looking at them from a distance and then very close up, possibly even aided by a magnifying glass. This level of exploration is invited by the physicality of the surfaces and the fact that a real chemical event has taken place on the surface.