Artist Statement: For this body of work, I have continued to explore a somatic approach to painting, by incorporating elements of chaos theory, Wu-Wei philosophy, and Italian witchcraft. Pulling creativity from ‘not knowing’, trusting that my paintings will find me, and trusting myself to find them. My hope is that the viewer will come to understand the importance of balancing what I have named ‘The Rationale’ and ‘The Spontaneous’. How the two are in constant dialogue and come together through my ability to facilitate works that project intensely activated color palettes. They are then softened through glazes of white and painted in a seemingly automatic fashion. Resulting in varying underlying patterns, interconnectedness, loops, and repetition.
As I continue to expand upon my concept, process, and what I believe to be the truth behind my paintings, the final images become moments in time, emphasizing a dialogue of unconscious self-exploration and discovery.