My work attempts to capture moments of emotional and spiritual energy. My challenge is to channel and depict competing energies as they battle to transform environments and alter states of mind.
Series Ecstasy connects the painter and the viewer from ground to heavens. Old energy-- as dark spirit - recycles into the earth, while fresh energy - as vibrant color - radiates from above. I term “grounding” to mean energy simultaneously plugging into earth and sky…coursing through the medium of paint.
Series Pyrolle takes the viewer closer and within the grounding process. This series harnesses the power of the pyrolle orange pigment to frame the dark at its deepest. The pyrolle is essence: alive energy. When the blackness attempts to overtake brilliance and create depression, the pyrolle orange encircles the black hole, forcing limits.
My newest series "Mono no aware", incorporates a time-lapse video of the artistic process, demonstrating the evolution of the work and the energy as it courses through the medium of paint. “Mono no aware” is a Japanese term for the state of passing, the wistful awareness of impermanence. These paintings attempt to capture moments of emotional energy in transience to the other side.