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