I paint to discover.
My painting process is a visual dance between intent and immediacy. I am inspired by what happens on the sides of my thoughts, keen to catch the subliminal and map my experience. I render, through color and shape, my subconscious and conscious experience of connections, associations, and links that are part of life. I believe there is an always-present nonverbal language that is collectively experienced but is felt individually. Its presence is everywhere and it leaves its effect.
This process started for me in 1998. I began exploring human connection through our cultural heritage, appropriating iconography of world religions and pop culture in my work. Seeking further understanding of our being, I became interested in our non-verbal collective history, exploring it through animism and biomorphic shapes. These connections are distilled into the raw energy of our beings, manifested through the language of abstraction.