As a student of Zen I try to live out the truth of “everything is connected”. So my primary aim is to create Art that brings joy, optimism and mystery to other people’s lives: Art that expresses my lust for life and the simple exuberance of being.
I try to flesh out the spectrum of difference between abstraction and naturalistic form to illustrate how layered reality is and to tease out a more inclusive picture of what “real” feels like. Color is Emotion. Implied movement is the ever moving moment we live in. Design is balanced in a way that shows the vulnerability of our experience.
An overarching theme for my work is how complex creatures are and how every living thing is a little package of God-knows-what-mystery. This moves me to paint.