Artist Statement Submitted 2016Creating art is spiritual– affecting the soul and driven by ritual. The recognition of aesthetic beauty, joy and sadness, and triumphs and failures that are inherent in everyday life, as well as my own experiences, inspires and affirms me and my passionate space on the planet.
Color/line, light/dark, abstraction/realism - I explore and manipulate these components to create order from disorder. Sometimes these efforts result in a “harmonious” composition, although this is less important to me than a certain freedom that comes from creating, which opens me up to exploring the “unknown”.
The material I use to create art - acrylic, wood, metal, and found objects are signifiers that simultaneously speak to the future on a personal and global level. Each element I work with lends itself to my ability to envision it in another form. The wood, metal and other materials become soft and pliable to place here or there, to bend, shape or carve.