2014 Phillips Mill Art Exhibition
A bricolage is a creation put together from items at hand. The term aptly describes the way these paintings were created. The birds are handsome and beautiful presences at my studio window feeder. Fluttering outside, they top off the indoor collection of objects on my table: shells, my mother's pearls, flowers, driftwood gathered at the shore. Instead of my backyard, I imagine the birds deserve romantic backgrounds like the lush panoramas of the Hudson River School painters or the exotic jungles and waterfalls I photographed in Panama’s cloud forest last summer.