This group of work is a continuation of a series that I started in 2009. At the time my work had to do with the power and energy of windstorms and the visible patterns they create in nature. As the work progressed and I focused on the cyclonic shapes I began to notice the same pattern in many other places around us. The series evolved into something new. This led me to the idea of the Golden ratio, Fibonacci sequence and similar concepts. This cyclical pattern can be found in our typhoons, hurricanes, tornadoes...  But can also be found in our galaxies, our seashells, our flowers...

In most of this series I utilize a phosphorescent material that absorbs the light while illuminated. Then when submerged in darkness glows with a blue luminescence that creates an altogether different personality and character. This visual duality in personality is a reflection of my reaction to these forces of nature...powerful, destructive and monstrous while being balanced, rejuvinating and beautiful. Both contained within the same space. 

"Arctic Swoon"

Oil, gesso and phosphorescent pigment on canvas... 16" x 20"... 2014

"Arctic Swoon" lights off

Oil, gesso and phosphorescent pigment on canvas... 16" x 20"... 2014

"M-81"

Oil, gesso and phosphorescent pigment on canvas... 12" x 24"... 2014

"M-81" lights off

Oil, gesso and phosphorescent pigment on canvas... 12" x 24"... 2014

"Split"

Oil, gesso and phosphorescent pigment on silkscreen... 30" x 40"... 2014

"Split" lights off

Oil, gesso and phosphorescent pigment on silkscreen... 30" x 40"... 2014

"March 11"

Oil, Gesso and phosphorescent pigment on canvas... 48" x 72"... 2011

"March 11" (lights off)

Oil, Gesso and phosphorescent pigment on canvas... 48" x 72"... 2011

"Building an identity"

Oil, Gesso and phosphorescent pigment on canvas... 64" x 74"... 2011

"Building an identity" (lights off)

Oil, Gesso and phosphorescent pigment on canvas... 64" x 74"... 2011

"Aurora Borealis"

Oil, Gesso and phosphorescent pigment on canvas... 72" x 148"... 2010

"Aurora Borealis"

Oil, Gesso and phosphorescent pigment on canvas... 72" x 148"... 2010

"ID"

Oil, Gesso and phosphorescent pigment on canvas... 51" x 64"... 2011

"ID"

Oil, Gesso and phosphorescent pigment on canvas... 51" x 64"... 2011

"Echo"

Gesso, ink and graphite on wood panel... 48" x 48".... 2012

"New world"

Oil, Gesso and phosphorescent pigment on canvas... 48 x 48"... 2011

"New world" (lights off)

Oil, Gesso and phosphorescent pigment on canvas... 48 x 48"... 2011

"Gathering storm"

Oil, Gesso and phosphorescent pigment on canvas... 72 x 144"... 2010

"Gathering storm" (lights off)

Oil, Gesso and phosphorescent pigment on canvas... 72 x 144"... 2010

"Parallel"

Gesso and graphite on wood panel... 14" x 18"... 2012