Artist Statement My creative impulses stem from the need to explore the vast spectrum of what it means to be human,—focusing on the elemental, instinctive, and essential facets of existence that unite us.
The wonder of the natural world influences and inspires this process by reminding me that we are all "a part of." The work's content ranges from the astral to the anatomical - refracted light, abstracted sky-scapes, symbols, and animal totems are all sources of inspiration. The context of all this imagery is inquiry—a striving to translate the universal experience into color and form.
Our search for beauty originates from our desire to live, to not only survive but thrive. I have spent the last decade exploring the intersections of different mediums in search of the visceral's visual voice—the impulses and intuitions of the body a road map for this inquiry.
My base chosen mediums are acrylic, watercolor, and tempera. Their interaction creates a living and flowing effect. This sense of movement and pulse in the work resonates like a heartbeat.
I have most recently explored painting as a ritual. Using tempera paint and moving from the internal sensations of the body excavates raw experience onto the canvas. My body becomes the painting tool, bypassing the intellectual and cerebral processes. This intuitive process reveals imagery from an internal landscape that then translates to the world of symbols.
Performance Art 2019-2018 “Last Life” Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK Loft 29, NYC