the projects of art is to reconcile us with the world, not by protest,
irony, or political metaphors, but by the ecstatic contemplation of
pleasure in nature. Repeatedly, artists offer us a glimpse of a
universe into which we can move without strain. It is not the world as
it is, but as our starved senses desire it to be: neither hostile nor
indifferent, but full of meaning -- the terrestrial paradise whose
gate was not opened by the mere fact of birth."
"Silence", Oil on
Canvas, 61 3/4 " by 96 1/4"
Waves and Water
-- excerpted from The Shock of the New by Robert Hughes
"My work reflects a blending of vision between my
childhood memories in France where I grew up and my life in the US for
the past twenty years. The landscapes are not actual places but rather
memories of light or depictions of my emotional state of mind at the
time that the painting was created.
The landscapes are dreamlike and put together like stage sets. They
are images whose edges are softened by the layering of memory over
time. They are scenes in which motion is suspended; where the ensuing
composition is all important. The spaces depicted in the paintings
stay enclosed and private while they are swept by a strange, unifying