As I create, I turn my hands over to my heart and mind. I reflect what I see, hear, and feel. I exhibit others and myself through visual therapy to help myself understand and process daily life. I do this because it is what my body and mind compel me to do. I reflect human nature.
I ask myself, what do I need to say? What significance does my work or I serve in this world? Then, it just comes out of me. I believe that if you do not bring out what is inside of you, what is inside of you will eventually destroy you.
My work has developed over the years from representations of images and emotions towards a more heartfelt style of expression. Instead of thinking before I create, I think as I create and resolve formal problems as I work through a piece. Painting gives me the freedom to put my emotions and actions into my work. This places me present within the work. If you do not present yourself to the world, you deny the world of yourself. Your thoughts and responses of the times might just be what others need to see to cheer them up, make them think, feel, or all of the above.
Experiences in life are my work. I reflect daily confrontations. I hope that my creations communicate a more universal, yet individual sense of empathy and bigger picture sense of what is life; life for all of us. Divided we fall, united we stand.
My life and work are one. They would not exist without each other.
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