My art explores the realization that the world we find ourselves in – the world which seems familiar to us, with its shared opinions, customs, and traditions – is, at bottom, unfamiliar and foreign. We all have the persistent idea, nagging and tugging at the back of our minds that there is more to this than meets the eye – other perspectives just out of reach. The resulting desire to at least temporarily throw off the limitations of the everyday has afforded artists and visionaries throughout the ages with a field of exploration like no other.I am both proud and humbled to be part of this tradition.
I draw and paint to lift the veils of the everyday and catch glimpses of a world which seems strange and unfamiliar, but is reflective of what is in many ways a more substantial reality – the inner, subconscious world available to us all. The imagery in my work arises from a combination of free association and conscious control. My work begins by scribbling on the surface to create a tangle of seemingly random lines. From this “mess”, I allow my intuition to pull shapes and forms which I find simultaneously mysterious and compelling. I hone these images with successive layers of color, line, shape, and form until I feel that, while not “finished”, the time has come to stop working on it and allow it to be what it is.