Through the expressive and formal language of painting and drawing, my art practice explores the messy, imperfect, transitory and ultimately beautiful struggle to find what exists in the space between our thoughts. Often hampered by fear and doubt, an internal strife begins an honest and uncomfortable conversation where, when truly listening, I can learn about selflessness from my ego, strength from my vulnerabilities, and compassion from my judgements.
My process builds upon overlaying a variety of elements intent on finding the strength in their differences. I start by creating a visual cacophony of marks and colors and then I work towards simplifying the convoluted and beautifying the unpleasant—always searching for a peaceful resolution. Dynamic compositions combine veiled layers of sweeping lines and rounded shapes. Introverted neutrals are juxtaposed with more extroverted hues; the brush strokes are hurried and raw. The outcome of each piece must be alluring without concealing the conflict that lead there. Authenticity and serendipity are sought and mistakes are not hidden, rather they help reveal the path forward.
My desire is for the viewer to empathize with the dissonance and connect with the resolve. Ultimately, I want people to feel something beyond words, beyond explanation, nonetheless very real and something we all share.