My story began decades ago. It is a about my passion to understand structures and patterns found in seen and invisible world. The insights I have gained underlie the conceptual framework for the body of my work.

My creative works bear a relation to the natural world and the mathematical patterns and structures found in natural forms. Look and listen…nature is a polyphonic symphony of rhythms, patterns, colors and sounds.


I have experienced many adventures doing research in foreign countries: learned about Dot paintings and their significance

from the Aboriginal people in Australia; trained at the Vatican's private mosaic department where priests were busily engaged in producing magnificent mosaics in a technique unique to the Vatican; became totally immersed in creating my own mosaic art; the long drive from Istanbul to Ankara and Cappadocia enabled me to view breathtaking ancient mosaics and architecture; some were inlay of glazed ceramics others were Seljuk patterns carved in stucco. On my way from Istanbul to Bulgaria, I learn about ancient geometric patterns and their significance in mosques.

Yes my journeys were scholarly adventures...I traveled alone on an unchartered path.




Geometry: is a clear universal language. It is the vocabulary of nature and it reveals the seen and hidden structures and patterns in our universe. Geometry with color defines the pictorial space. 

My paintings and my sculptures begin with a geometrical conception. Some are on a two dimensional plane, others explore three dimensional space and the Fourth-dimension of space/time.

Patterns: we live in a world of structures and patterns. Patterns inform us about our earth and the universe. They are complex observabe systems that have a mathematical formal order that may be vsible or hidden from the naked eye.

Color: is an important component of my work.  Color and luminance are different. Light is a physical entity. But color perception is a series of wavelengths of light that our brain processes. Our perception of color depends on such factors as luminance and the detection of edges and shadows. Luminance is perceived lightness. It allows us to perceive depth and three-dimensionality.

We experience different wavelengths as different colors. It is a perceptual experience. It exists in our brain. The combination

of colors can heighten the visual impact of what we experience. A color can change depending on the adjacent color. 

Line: is a progression of points moving in space over time. It represents transition and change as an expression of nature

and the universe.

Space: our understanding of space is a perceptual and intellectual knowledge. It is observable in the structure of nature,

and of planets and the arrangement of the spiral galaxy. In curved hyperbolic space, which is non-Euclidean, is the concept

of space/time. It is the Fourth-dimension which is three dimensional space plus time.

Time: is represented as the concept of infinity. It describes something that is unlimited and can never be reached. 



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