The need to create is universal; for me it is manifested in the visual and in the act of translating the world into 2 dimensions. Color, line and form are the elements of an internal space which is my own essence and which I create and shape as I make my way through it. It is a process of discovery motivated by an intrinsic love of image, abstraction and the play between 2 and 3 dimensional space which enables me to slip through the cracks in reality to a place of solitude and mystery.
I work in paint and collage; the fracturing of space and reassembling of light and form inherent to collage and the subsequent reinterpretation of reality excites and intrigues me. I try to translate these qualities into paint. What unites the work as a whole is the compression of space and time which evokes a kind of disordered harmony, creating a bizarre landscape of the familiar and the unknown that is intended to provoke and to question. A playful sense of irony lends balance, while conflict and confusion serve as a reminder of the uncertainty which is the vehicle to transcendence and to the creativity that cannot exist without chaos, unpredictability and surprise.