“In a way, it’s like a meditation on the conditions of what one is. I think, to go really, really go deeply is hard work. But, in a way, it’s my job as an artist to do this.”
I am interested in what art can do. How it can make us feel and the way in which it may open doors in our hearts and minds. I believe in the power of art to cut through the white noise of daily life and transcend barriers of culture, gender, ideaology, linguistics: and its ability to elicit and evoke personal and potentially, deeply profound experiences.
For me, art is a contemplative practice, where the communication of an idea is an act of suggestion, reduced to its simplest and barest form.
It is process oriented: time slows down, and painting becomes an active meditation.
I search for sensuality within the mediums, inviting seductive textures and adding further layers of meaning both materially and conceptually.
Sound adds another dimension.
The complexity of the compositions lie within the simplicity of form, both visually and aurally.
The process is one of research, experimentation and ultimately of surrendering to the mysterious.
I believe that by venturing into the deeper levels of our own beings, we are able to touch the Universal; Jung’s archetypal and collective subconscious, an holonic universe. From here the viewer is invited to create their own dialogue with the works, and, I hope is also touched by the mystery from whence it was created.