Nordica (2004 - 2009) is an accumulation of my many visits to the Arctic region and in particular Lapland. The textured surfaces have the ability to capture the ephemeral nature of light and in doing so, echo the equally ephemeral  nature of snow and ice.The use of horizontal composition echoes the flat geographical landscape of this region and lends itself to a panoramic view, allowing the viewer to become part of the experience. Mark-making and subtraction creates a palimpsest like quality alluding to the interchangeability between the primal need to make a mark and the archaeological need to seek what lies beyond.