My paintings transform scientific images by imbuing them with character, motion and tension. I believe we all share an instinctive connection with the biomorphic shapes found throughout nature. My seemingly abstract depictions of human and plant histology offer an opportunity to view the inner-world of the human body with this same sense of innate connection. Once translated through paint, the images may resemble canyons or tide pools, trees or sky, distances miles or light years across. But the images remain intimate. They suggest movement and activity. They display the hum and undulation of a world rarely seen.
In everyday life, as in painting, I’m attracted to light and color and the interaction of forms in space. I enjoy exploring the translation of images from one visual format to another and the contextual changes that occur. Although my work is not a literal interpretation of it, I gain inspiration from the world around me: a cactus flower found on a hiking trail in Arizona, a clothesline of vibrant saris against a clear blue Indian sky, or a grid of farmland viewed from an airplane window.