The beautiful patina of these paintings begins with rusty pieces of metal that are placed on wet canvas to stain the fabric. The rich iron oxide patterns are then masked and covered with layers of paint to create a brilliant tapestry of contrasting hues. The alchemical designs radiate an aura of ancient magic and mystery that transcends their two-dimensional surface. Iron is a grounding element, and the very core of our planet is composed of molten iron. In spiritual work, iron helps keep us connected to the Earth plane. The "Iron Oxide" paintings have a grounding influence and evoke a sense of safety, security, stability and well-being.