WHY I DO WHAT I DO
Every moment of every day that I spend in living, learning, loving and growing - with who, for whom and how I do it, my dreams, my passions, my desires and my values - all of this informs what I create inside and out of my studio.
My desire to create comes from an internal place of restlessness as I address introspective questions arising in me - questions that nudge me to an increasing curiosity about the universe and my place in it.
Painting takes me to that sweet place where I lose sense of space and time and, briefly yet surely, brings down the wall between my conscious and my unconscious - my own form of meditation. My expressions are snapshots of my internal emotional state at the time that I make them, not unlike photographs that serve the same purpose for our external states. When words fall short, colors help me fill in the spaces.
My greatest gift from my art has been me coming alive with how I now understand giving - that it doesn't come from having something to give, but rather when there is nothing in me that's trying to take.
So long as my work invokes a reaction in you - my viewers - whether expected or unexpected, favorable or not, it's when I make a connection with you, that I get the satisfaction of having succeeded in communicating.
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