"Abstract art is the representation in palpable form of ideas or feelings that themselves are not necessarily abstract, but immaterial." Peter London
It is these immaterial and internal ideas and feelings that I explore through my art. I love that "things" can be metaphors for greater truths and I'm always in search of the meaning beneath the surface. I am intrigued by the form, line, and patterns found in nature and of the story they tell. Not the obvious one that defines an object, but the narrative that portrays the intangible, the veiled, the mysterious. The way, for example, peeling bark tells me not merely about the tree or the nature of bark, but also about revelation, truth telling, and transparency. I see the universality of these designs as a convergence of the physical world and the spiritual; where the physical world provides a window into wisdom, understanding, and truth.
My work as an artist is soul-centered. I explore the connections I see between matter and spirit, the visible and unseen that influence my perception of the world. I use abstraction of nature - derived forms and designs as well as the inspiration I find in poetry, events, and personal encounters. My intent is to touch each viewer outside of conscious object identification, reaching deeper into the inner self. I use acrylic paint, oil stick and collage with brushes, knives,sticks, and fingers over varying degrees of textured surface to create a layered depth and a sense of mystery.
Painting intuitively, I allow my hand to inform my eye; drawing from that inner collecting space where the stuff of life gathers. As a result, the paintings take on a life of their own, thus removing the predictability of what I already know so I might discover the unexpected.