ARTISTS STATEMENT

ARTISTMY LIFE AND TRAINING AS AN ARCHITECT, FAMILY LINEAGE, ENVIRONMENT AND MY SPRITUALITY ARE DEEPLY CONNECTED IN MY IMAGES.

PROCESS IS EASIER TO DISCUSS THAN THE MEANING BEHIND THE IMAGERY.

I SKETCH CONTINUALLY, AND AN OBJECT OR IMAGE EMERGES THAT CATCHES IN MY BODY, SOMETIMES TAKES MY BREATH AWAY. ITS A LITTLE LIKE FALLING IN LOVE. I WORK IT UNTIL IT FEELS JUST RIGHT. THE IMAGE GATHERS MOMENTUM UNTIL A FLURRY OF SMALL PENCIL, INK OR PAINTED SKETCHES ARE CREATED; I NEVER PART WITH THE FIRST FEW STUDIES, AS THEY CONTAIN THE JUICE FOR THE SERIES.

I LIKE TO WORK AN IMAGE JUXTAPOSED WITH FORMS OR IN VARIOUS COLORS, AND THE SKETCHES SOMETIMES BECOME LARGER PAINTINGS. THE EXPLORATION OF THE OBJECT IS EXCITING TO PAINT; I DON'T TALK ABOUT THE PROCESS WHEN IN THE MIDDLE OF IT WITH ANYONE AS IT TENDS TO EXHAUST THE IMAGERY. MY EXPERIENCE: WHEN I UNDERSTAND THE MEANING BEHIND THE IMAGE, MY CREATIVE JUICE FOR THAT IMAGE IS EXHAUSTED, AND TRYING TO CONTINUE TO PAINT TENDS TO RESULT IN MEDIOCRE PIECES. SO, I STAY AWAY FROM DELVING INTO THE MEANING ALTOGETHER.; IT IS DETRIMENTAL TO THE PROCESS AND THE PROCESS IS EVERYTHING.

PAINTING A SERIES IS LIKE HAVING A VISITOR COME TO STAY, NOT KNOWING WHEN THE VISIT WILL BE OVER., I NEED TO BE AN ATTENTIVE HOST DURING THE STAY, AND GIVE IT ALL I'VE GOT.

MEANING IS FOR YOU, THE VIEWER TO DECIDE.

REGARDING MY USE OF REPETATIVE FORMS, READ MY BLOG POST: REPEAT.