My artwork is
of self-expression as well as self-exploration. My sculpture
reflects more of my whimsical nature
side. It brings me back to my childish fascination, transforming simple
or raw materials into something more complex and engaging. I see the
an adventure, like a puzzle and scavenger hunt, the pieces are
across the land and I have to find them and see where they fit. Some
works have taken months or years to complete,
the right parts.
When I paint, I don’t think much about what I will paint, what direction it will take, or even which colors I choose. I do however give much thought into where each mark, each color, each texture will be placed. I prefer to “feel” what I’m doing rather than think too much about it, to let my deeper thoughts and emotions guide me. It's not as much about the footprints on the floor as the dance itself. I study each painting before I name it, to decide how it makes me feel and what meaning I find in it. My paintings and writings are usually intertwined as verbal and non-verbal expressions of what I'm thinking or feeling at the time.
that the work of my hands has had
some meaning. I'm always happy to hear that it has touched someone to
the point of expressing how they
about it. And that's why I do it.