Gallery > Backyard Series

Experiencing nature allows something deep inside us all to fall into place. My San Francisco backyard is the inspiration for the Backyard paintings. I am fascinated by urban green spaces; how they fit into and change the cities around them; how they sustain the native birds and bugs.

Throughout history flowers have represented fertility and birth while moths have been associated with death. So I combine flowers with moths to represent the cycle of life where birth, aging and death are all intertwined and nothing remains constant.

Backyard no. 115
Backyard no. 115
watercolor on paper
40" x 40"
2011