Surrounded, mixed media on mylar, 24 x 36

Creation, mixed media on mylar, 24 x 36

Asian Birch, mixed media on Fiber paper, 8.5 x 11

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Snowy Forest, mixed media on Yupo, 8.5 x 11

Dark Bark, mixed media on Yupo, 8.5 x 11

White Birch with Gold, mixed media on mylar, 14 x 17

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Panorama, mixed media on mylar, 8 x 21

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Dance Spirit mixed media on mylar

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Dense Forest, mixed media on monotype, image 14 x 18. Collection Kathleen and Ted Hayek.

Forest Nocturne, mixed media on museum board, 7 x 11

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Gold day, mixed media on museum board, 11 x 8.5. Collection Mortz/Panasci

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Deep Forest, monotype, image 14 x 18.

Fall Birch, monotype, image 14 x 18..

Rhythmic Birch, monotype, image 14 x 18.  Collection Lanka-Barone.

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Birch Aria, mixed media on mylar, 24 x 18. Collection Larry Lapidus


Even though the birch trees are recognizable images, I consider these works to be process oriented abstractions.
Every painting or drawing in this series is an opportunity to be experimental and even playful as I lay down the paint or mixed-media 
materials on canvas, paper,
glass, or Mylar.
Using the dense forest subject as a jumping off point, I have an opportunity for endless
variations of application technique, pattern, and repetition. 
Unlike a majestic view from a distance, the vantage point of the viewer is
one of being engulfed by overwhelming similarity.  These are the forests of childhood fairy tales, where one is hopelessly lost. And yet,
there remains a suggestion of the infinite continuity and power of renewal in nature.
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Trees
Mixed Media