My “Anomalies” series is a project of research and discovery intertwining art, science, and personal experience. Featuring the interplay between the intentional and unexpected, this work delves into issues related to structural/systemic instability and resilience.

Geometry and patterns figure largely in our interpretation of the universe through our senses, science, and cultures. It intrigues me how geometry and patterns show up in the elements of everyday life: clothing, housewares, buildings, infrastructure, and the nature and creatures of a place. Yet, anomalies appear in both natural and constructed systems. Indeed, the tenacity of much life may be credited to anomalies that could be called flaws.

Philosophy and science lead me to contend with the effects of random forces within orderly systems. Using reason, intuition, and mostly paper and ink, slow processes induce an equanimity I find helpful, especially in fraught times. Starting with a systematic structure inspired by mathematics, I use layering to look at tolerance thresholds for nonconformity or corruption, observing how the mind’s filters behave when seeking authenticity and meaning.

Logic, perception, love, and uncertainty drive my curiosity. Reason, intuition and mark-making are how I puzzle it out.

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