As a narrative painter and ceramicst interested in a fantastic reality, I turn towards Romantic Mysticism and create a consciously ﬁctive world. The nineteenth century Romantic landscape tradition invested nature with the drama of human psychology and expression, making the common place
extraordinary. As an historically late and, therefore, anxious artist, I devise
a vocabulary of images as a method of wish fulﬁllment, deriving my own
imaginative matter out of this landscape tradition.
I use images of nature, soil, sky and seasons as elements which
are recognizable yet also resemble something else. I build structures with clay and paint to create totems and shields of protection. The surrealists took full
advantage of free association while engaged in producing an exquisite
corpse. I, too, use this method, combining observation and invention,
giving life to invented forms and using ﬁgurative elements as agents of
posture and action.