As I sat and watched the birds at my feeders, I began to think about making paintings of where birds live. Often the birds are just implied in the work. You catch them out of the corner of your eye, which is how I usually experience birds in my yard.
As work on the paintings progressed, I incorporated bits and pieces of paper and other elements in a layering process that was not unlike the building of a nest.
Birdland is dedicated to the memory of my mother, also a painter, who had often depicted birds in her own artwork. Embedded in the beeswax are memories, emotions and reflections on life, both for birds and for people, because in many ways we are simply not that different.