WHY I DO WHAT I DO
“Being an artist is not just about what happens when you are in the studio. The way you live, the people you choose to love and the way you love them, the way you vote, the words that come out of your mouth… will also become the raw material for the art you make.” - Teresita Fernández
Through my work, my primary desire remains to create an emotional response in my viewers with the hope that this response will lead to the inevitable provocation of introspective questions within them - questions that will nudge us together to a better understanding of our universe and our place in it.
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 - or vice versa.
Most often, my desire to create comes from an internal place of restlessness as I attempt to go to that sweet place where I lose sense of space and time and, briefly yet surely, bring down the wall between my conscious and my unconscious - my own form of meditation.
My greatest gift from my art has been my coming alive with the true understanding of 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.
I appreciate your interest. Thank you for visiting!