Artist Statement

My paintings find their structure in folded and unfolded paper crease patterns that are derived from oragami models of regular polyhedra ( tetrahedrons, octahedrons, dodecahedrons, triangular prisms, etc... ) Inside this framework, and the square format that it dictates, I am free to explore relationships of color, creating a faceted surface that shifts the viewer's focus. Silverpoint drawings are used to explore these structures in preparation for the paintings.