Abstract Paintings: Creating Conversations, Dreams and Prayer
While I am making these paintings, I am between a state of dreaming and prayer. I reach a place where my unconscious mind and imagination are freed, so that I am able to create my own visual experience. These paintings are primarily abstract, but often contain plantlike or somatic forms that maintain the feeling of a landscape. These natural forms are easy to relate to and they set the stage for the intimate experience I want to create. I saturate the painting with information so that one has to slow down to take it in. I challenge the viewers’ perspectives on landscape and suggest a new and astonishing kind of beauty. Viewers can wander around in these paintings, and be transported by the power of their imagination combined with mine. I would like to convey something of the meditative experience I have while making them. I want people to feel that they are part of a creative progression and that the universe and ultimately their own selves are full of profound beauty.