Imagery in my work has usually been narrative and figurative. These narratives may be based on invented characters or historical ones reframed to fit a different story or sometimes, the work of others. As a storyteller it is hard to not be seduced by the unreal and glorious dramas of rococo artists, such as, Fragonard, Watteau, Lancret, and Boucher among others. Their characters inhabit verdant forests overloaded with erotically suggestive, frothy, and extravagant foliage while dressed in satins and lace. The hazards of being in the forest seem to bypass these figures; as sometimes does the dangers of love which is so celebrated in this work.
My work is predominately in drawing, painting, and printmaking, but my current passion is three dimensional dioramas. My infatuation with paper led me to the first of my dioramas which I made from cut paper from a failed drawing leading me to the two dioramas 'Young Marie In Hiding' and 'The Tongue Waggers'. These were elaborately painted, cut paper dioramas incorporating video and sound. This work was followed by the recently completed large scale diorama, 'The Pursuit of Love', based on two Fragonard paintings from the Frick Collection. This piece is made of three dimensional figures, paper, and includes video and sound and for the first time, animatronics. More recently I have completed 'Peepshow' which is based on a narrative of my devising using rococo figures hidden behind a forest wall. The scene can only be viewed through spyglasses with lenses and one periscope.