I think of pure Art as a non-representational entity. However, the idea of infusing representational imagery with abstract qualities and then pushing the familiar toward an unfamiliar outcome is a major motivation in my creative process. Currently, my studio practice is one of intuitive discovery where ideas come to mind from influences as diverse as wordplay, scents, and walks outdoors. The work here I feel is my most honest; coming from somewhere inside of me that at times leaves me wondering what happened here? I also believe that this imagery is, for the most part autobiographical, in a sense that, at that moment, I am honestly relaying my life experience.
I cannot remember a time when I was not curious as to how things worked, where do ideas come from? … so years ago I began to search for the origin of my own creativity. This work is contemplative. In it I find myself hypersensitive to patterns and overlaps in imagery and thoughts. I question myself and the way things are, constantly. My challenge has been not to merely combine images and ideas but to work within the intersections of these disparate themes, breaking down the figure, the landscape, and natural elements into abstracted patterns and shapes thereby redefining and developing my own personal narrative.