This work is comprised of family, friends, and others who have inspired me.
A direct pose can often expose us at our most vulnerable.
Activists or visionaries, artists, scientists, filmmakers, or writers–each add a valuable voice to the battle to save our oceans.
Capturing loved ones or a beloved memory.
The mosaic portraits you see here are created from plastic debris collected along the shore close to my home in Marin, California. I find these items are curious remnants of our daily life. My works are a mosaic of parts of cell phones, discarded plugs, dental picks, bottle caps, fishing gear, old batteries, hairbrushes, and the surprisingly frequent plastic tubes and nets from oyster farming.
My larger works include thousands of such pieces of plastic marine debris, layered and pasted to the canvas with silicone glue. I never paint any of the plastic bits and pieces, but leave them in their “natural” state.