“Art allows us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Merton’s words nurture my intention to create artwork which invites the viewer to be present in the moment, intrigued by the mystery and details of the piece, while contemplating its relationship to their own lives.
Utilizing a wide variety of tools, I explore abstract composition to develop intricate surfaces and complex layers that expose a growing sense of history. The interplay of shape, sgraffito line and mark-making, and asemic writing play a captivating role in revealing the artist's hand. Cold wax medium, oil paint, pigment stick, and dry pigment, cultivate the mystery of an archaeological discovery. Each work appears timeless, exposing accumulated layers evocative of ancient architectural surfaces, palimpsest artifacts, or personal life experiences.
Achieving a balance between chance, control and authenticity informs my process-driven approach. There is an alchemy that take place while in deep conversation with the artwork, frequently permitting the piece to inform itself. Intuition, spontaneity, and a thirst for problem solving enlighten my creative process. Daily yoga and meditation practice compliments my creative philosophy as I strive to manifest this mysterious energy through abstraction.