The wheel of life keeps turning. In order to remain balanced, we must keep moving forward.
This Art Has a Story
In 2014, I took a trip to the Netherlands to visit family. While there, I rediscovered my passion for biking. When I returned to Washington, DC, I started biking more. Nowadays, you'll often find me biking along the Anacostia River Trail, where I sit along the river bank and just listen and watch. The more I bike and the more I sit, the more my love of nature (something I had become disconnected from) is continually re-birthed. Something else happens when I bike and sit. A creative force... maybe always within me... emerges.
In the fall of 2016, a good friend of mine suggested we "melt some shit" and make some art. And so my journey as a self taught artist began. I started with old bike gears, made into light catchers. But it soon morphed into other forms, as I discovered the ancient art of encaustic painting. This ancient technique uses beeswax and tree resin. More recently, I've been experimenting with works on paper. I These are not just pieces of art. They hold pieces of my heart. They are emblems of a decade long journey that began when I quit a "safe" job and embarked on a long wander of self discovery. I didn't know it at the time, but quitting that job was a turning point for me... an invitation to shed the old and make room for the new.
This is the new.
These are pieces of my journey. Inspired by my love of biking, the natural world, and forward movement and growth. I offer them to you as tokens of hope to help you along your own path of change.