Artist Statement Submitted 2014
The desire to create is in our DNA. Our need to create pervades every level of our existence-the practical and the aesthetic. I take in art through all five of my senses: the sound of sprinklers coloring my ears, the texture of concrete running like sandpaper under my fingers, the smell of fall sending olfactory images bursting through my mind. My work aims to magnify these sensations. I use traditional painting media, as well as, nontraditional materials to convey these momentary impressions. The integration of texture into my work is essential. With it, my art aims to transcend the aesthetic and become wholly interactive. My purpose as an artist is to break down the barriers that separate art and the viewer, and I cannot see how my work could connect with anyone without using materials that come from the world they can connect with.
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