Painting gives me a visceral experience of the world and access to an alternate landscape where color, shape, and movement convey meaning outside the realm of the literal.
I work intuitively, inviting ready insight, but pushing away rational thought and interference. Painting is an opportunity to move beyond the constraints of the rigid, thinking mind and into a state where spontaneity and reflex dictate my course. The paint I apply layer by layer, the forms that emerge, the areas I obscure and then scrape away- this is a process whereby a new world is formed and the unpredictable revealed.
It’s my goal that through communion within the more broadly interpretive scope of this abstract realm, my work offers a respite from our habitual way of interfacing with the world, encouraging people’s examination of the forces that govern perception and experience. May these images evoke unexpected associations and inspire the viewer’s own contemplative musings.