My recent work is rooted in the seemingly disparate areas of ancient mythology and scientific research on interspecies and intra species communication that has gained momentum in recent years. Although most research is done with primates, there is evidence of humans communicating with many other animals including wolves, foxes, crows and whales. Our new understanding of animals allows connections with them that bring a restorative balance to the human psyche.
I’ve long been drawn to myths that explore relationships between humans and animals. In these tales people communicate with animals, accept guidance, and even designate them as gods. Mythology and scientific research both state that clear communication exists between animals and humans, and also between animals of the same and different species. My paintings on interspecies communication comprise my own personal contemporary myths. Viewers enter a world where diverse creatures are connected.