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Much of my new work concerns the rapid development that surrounds me in Seattle. They are also about the layers of geological history embedded in the land that I live on and in the water that surrounds me. Seattle is built upon unstable terrain - on at least two fault lines and the ring of fire. But the paintings can be read another way as well: the idea of unstable terrain and geological traces as metaphors for buried emotions and fading memories.

unstable terrain
Primeval Waters
watercolor and gouache on paper
30"x43"
2016