Artist Statement

Over the past couple of years, I have been working with tension between abstraction and representation. The matter of facts, readings or translations of these situations and elements of life resonates within me for many different reasons. In my work it is this resonance that I want to pass along to the viewers. With my visual work and with the text of the titles I give rise to the friction of translation that the depiction of abstraction carries.

For me to create this current work it helps to travel outside my home. Home is wonderful and should be explored but there is an excitement and a bit of wonder that comes from leaving your known. I am always noticing details and visually studying the world around me, translating spaces, and experiences that were in and are in public view. I make work from sketches in the studio and at times using memory and feelings to recreate the space as well.

The current work is a set of large acrylic paintings on watercolor paper, panel and or canvas. I also produce tufted wall hangings, and sometimes artworks for the floor. The works in this series offer the viewer flat color and texture with a mix of emotion. In most aspects of the pieces are depicting real-life places I have traveled through and to. Many of the art pieces have emotional resonates tied to them that I share with the audience by, my titles and color palettes, laying warm purples with cool teals for an unsettling effect or the play with contrasts to be eye popping and hopefully jaw dropping.