In my art, I call upon both figuration and abstraction. Within cycles of inspiration, I flesh out my ideas through painting, sculpture, and printmaking. The questions before me at all times are: what images are needed as emblems of consciousness in our world today? How may I confront, through art, the pressing issues of our time? What stories might reveal something new about the nature of our human existence? I aspire to serve these larger imperatives.
I bring disparate themes and elements together in order to create new syntheses of idea and form. Yet, in some ways, my approach is conservative: I am inspired by the art and beliefs of old civilizations. I bring them forward to make something new.
I think the artist functions as a kind of shaman, a mediator between worlds. To this end, I attempt to travel to the edges of my own being. I am charged with the task of embodying in visual form, insights gained, and discoveries made on my artist’s journey.
I want to be able to show upon completion of a work, “This, too, is art. And, this.”