This body of work focuses on colorful depictions of Mid-East bombings at night, and the devastation of natural and man-made disasters, often referencing the threat of climate change. This series of paintings makes up my Disaster Series, which I have hung both individually and tightly packed as a single, sculptural unit. I have been adding and deleting images documenting world events for this series since 2013.
Based on nightscapes, this body of work utilizes a monochromatic palette. The grainy grays of night and depths of darkness have always interested me. I find scrubbing and working the panel painting surface to convey the tonal qualities of dark reminded me of my printmaking days -- wiping the etching plate to get the right effect of density and color. ‘