“Making art is like talking, but to yourself*”
Creating "conversation" through art is a challenge
*Quote by Ernest Crichlow from the book "Elder Grace, The Nobility of Aging" by Chester Higgins Jr.
What I feel and think is expressed through shape and line; the practice of drawing anchors me. I use paint, ink, thread, markers, words, boxes and books.
Abstract painting is nonverbal conversation without the seeming structure of reality. I paint organically, automatically and emotionally. Color in any media deepens the conversation. Color is emotional; it can be subtle, dark, funny, mad or exciting. Painting is both pure joy and painful reckoning.
I discover the structure, the flow, the breath of each piece as I work, and watch the surface as forms emerge, disappear and transform into story. I ask you to look carefully, to ponder, and to listen.