Tengai 天外 translates to "horizon, beyond the heavens, farthest regions" in Japanese. This series is about place and memory and uses found and discarded materials.
I am drawn to places with layers of history and rich culture. I'm intrigued about how a sense of place is imprinted upon ones memory. How do personal impressions and experiences change and influence the way you see and remember a place?
As I have traveled and gone from place to place, each one has left an intangible essence with me in addition to snapshot memories. This series explores a sense of place in more recognizable landscapes, using actual and symbolic relics.
I revisit the horizons from past series, such as Passages and Impressions, and while there is still heavy abstraction, this collection integrates more literal and geometric architectural shapes and forms. Found objects including wood, burlap, and metal are incorporated.