Artist Statement

My love of art around the world has been a constant inspiration for me as a visual artist. Beginning when I was a young child I used my inescapable shyness to become the observer. I was able to take in fine details, memorizing the very specific nature of things. My art world developed inevitably around me as I craved to recreate my environment from observation, but not as a replica, yet as an abstract documentation of my journey.

My work today is a reflection of my life experiences. For me every sight, sound, texture, voice, and tone all has an effect on me one way or another. As a visual artist, introvert and observer I can feel the environment around me in an intense way. Actively feeling and subsequently sewing together a combination of my experiences largely formulate my own craft. I work hard to find the right medium to express what I am feeling. I try not to limit myself, I believe an artist should have the freedom to explore every medium and go further to cross-pollinate ideas, blur the boundaries and explore new techniques. I believe every work of art should be created with heart, in excellence, upholding the highest integrity.

I begin with inspiration, which develops into excitement and then enthusiasm yet sometimes I feel a sense of fear as I begin a piece. I believe my fear factor exists because there is so much heart and good intention in the concept it becomes somewhat dangerous for me to begin a piece of art, taking the risk of not communicating or translating my ideas effectively. I try to remember to embrace the process and continue with great fortitude. At the moment I take the first steps and the conceptual becomes visual the fear melts away and a new emotion of natural instincts set in. As I read the medium and work in the moment,I am then able to bring the intellectual, emotional, and physical together.