This site is devoted to the current series of paintings that has evolved over the years. During an interlude of experimentation, I encountered a book of images by Ernst Haeckel. His mentor was Alexander Humboldt, deemed the father exploration and science. A New York Times book of the year, The Invention of Nature inspired me to learn more about this man who explored and recorded his findings in art. These influences continue to inform new ideas in the development of my art. I chose the word Yugen to define this series of art.
Definition of the Japanese word Yugen: An awareness of the Universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and powerful for words.