in Architecture, Printmaking, Art History and Psychology form the basic building
blocks for my paintings. In
addition to this, I like the idea of fluidity and impermanence in my art; the
sense that paintings can break apart into elements and then recombine into new
organizational structures, new images and new paintings.
My paintings are devised from grids and systems but are handmade and very
much open to chance and change.
Thousand and One Nights is a painting about endless seduction, sunlight and shadows on the
dunes and Arabic music weaving and dancing through the paintings.
is an homage to Monetís Water Lilies.
Experiencing them in the Orangerie in Paris was an intense emotional
moment of consciousness for me. I
was profoundly inspired by the way that he was able to infuse the four elements,
Fire, Water, Earth and Air into each painting.
In my homage the sun illuminates the clouds and sky reflected in the
water while shadows dance across the surface.
Earth is represented by the physical object itself made from paper, gesso
and pigments. Music is also an
element in Monetís paintings, not only through the rhythm of the paint but
also as a Mahler symphony that I clearly heard in my head as I imagined the
sunlight punctuated by dramatic storms passing over the water lily ponds.
I hope that my painting includes this musical element as well.
a final note, I want my work to be uplifting.
I want it to have a sense of endless possibilities, of hope and of
transcendence, a creative process with no end in sight.
I want the viewer of these paintings to experience some of the endless
possibilities encoded within this work.
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