The Mineral Seep series was inspired initially by a visit to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on the north shore of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Here, thousands of years of geographical conditions have conspired to create a magnificent array of cliffs plunging into the turquoise waters of Lake Superior. Mineral seepage creates colorful stains of blue and green (copper), red (iron), black (manganese), and white (lime). My goal with these paintings is not to copy nature, but to portray a sense of history, of compression and strength throughout the millennia, and the sheer beauty of these resplendent land forms.
My approach to the execution of these paintings is to present them in a minimalist format. It is my hope that the impact for the viewer will be one of contemplation, of meditation, of relief from mental stress.