Artist Statement 

"The marks I make today are rooted in my past. I grew up near the site of the largest known collection of First Nations rock carvings in Ontario and I have had a fascination with petroglyphs since childhood. The site was named 'Kinoomaagewaabkong' by the Algonquin tribe, which translates to 'The Teaching Rocks.' According to Joseph Campbell,  scholar on world religions, myth, and culture, marks such as those discovered near my home are religious artifacts carved by spiritual leaders, intended to inform and protect us. 

"Until a few years ago, my artwork was exclusively representational - recognizable enough for me to be employed as a medical artist at Vanderbilt University and as an exhibits artist for Cumberland Science Museum. I am drawn to the work of Joan Mitchell, Cy Twombly, Paterson Ewen, and Gershon Iskowitz, artists whose work holds a spirutual energy that inspires me to continue to make my own marks." -Doris Wasserman