I have referred to this body of work as "The Silver Linings." I see the silver that dominates these paintings as a metaphor for a mirror’s (silver-backed) reflection, and think, in a way, that they are a kind of self-portrait. Reflecting my state of mind as I paint and my own internal reflections, the paintings become projections of that state onto the viewer and the viewer’s projection back. Some of the pieces change when looked at from different angles just as no one moment or angle of perspective fully represents an experience.
I first began using silver during a particular personally reflective time, as I began to recognize the gifts--and silver linings--of experience. Now I use silver paint because I think it's gorgeous.