These small works on paper refer to my recent move to Florida and the ubiquitous patterned textiles that support the branding of Florida as a tropical paradise.   Patterns and motifs derived from nature are found in every culture and employ repetition as an effective source of art and design.   The following small works with paper and textiles are some of my preliminary investigations into Florida motifs as the developing "vocabulary" for my current project in abstract painting. 
Botanical #1
mixed media, 9" x 10", 2009
Botanical # 2
mixed media, 6" x 7", 2009
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Botanical #3
mixed media,  9" x 9", 2009
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Botanical #4
mixed media, 6" x 7", 2009
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Botanical #6
mixed media,  7" x 9" , 2009
Botanical #5
mixed media, 8" x 11", 2009
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Botanical # 7
mixed media, 10" x 13", 2009
Large Shred #1
Digital print on Arches paper 32" x 35"
2008
Black Shred
Digital print on Arches w/india ink, 19" x 24" 2008
Bad Thoughts #1
Digital print on Arches w/india ink, 19" x 24"
2008