My work is the epicenter of my human experience. It is my witness to our current situation as a people at the precipice of self-destruction, on the verge of self-awareness, the eruption of emotion, an effusion of expression to convey my deepest fears and hopes. My paintings are reverence for, and anticipation of our possibilities.
Through a highly evolved technique of instinctual marks and gestures, combined with the manipulation of chemical reactions, I accelerate and embellish the oxidation of copper, aluminum and gold powders, embarking on a colorful, alchemical excavation of the ether. “Digging” with repeated application and removal of multiple layers of paint, metals, acids and salts, I am in essence evoking powerful, spiritual visions to express emotions and demonstrate energies beyond verbalization. ZL