Artist Statement Submitted 2015My mixed media paintings share an affinity to both early American Modernist works and Asian and Jungian mandala designs. Combined elements of graffiti, textile patterns, botanical illustrations, tattoos, and Eastern religion converge in a symmetrical matrix. These are the objects that are placed within my kaleidoscopic chamber.
Each painting, a captured moment within the rotation, functions as a focused meditation on these seemingly disparate fragments of our shared experience. Ultimately, I believe that oneness is the heart of the paintings.