“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.
I use paint, ink, thread, markers, words, boxes and books.
I ask you to look carefully, to ponder and to listen to yourself before you speak.
The practice of drawing anchors me.
What I feel and think is expressed through shape and line. Painting or using color in any media deepens the conversation. Color is emotional and although drawing can also elicit emotions, color is more direct. It can be subtle, dark, funny, mad or exciting. Painting is both pure joy and painful reckoning. Abstract painting is nonverbal conversation without the seeming structure of reality. I discover the structure, the flow, the breath of each piece as I work. I paint organically, automatically and emotionally.
I watch the canvas as forms emerge, disappear and transform into story.