I have always been fascinated by water and steam. The uncertainty of water’s motion, and the veil that steam drapes across our reality, are two concepts that continue to inspire me. I use water as a metaphor to describe the human psyche. From the chaos of our subconscious, to feeling introverted, overwhelmed, or even relieved, the mind is exquisitely complicated and twisted. At some points we run swiftly and calmly while at other times the mind gets flooded with raging stresses and insecurities.
My approach to painting is conceptual. Each piece begins with an aspect of the human condition. Through the delicate manipulation of material, I allow the paint to react with itself and other mediums to create chance images. These images are a result of altering the natural characteristics of the paint by introducing unconventional materials such as water, acetone, salt, or rubbing alcohol. Utilizing the process of layering, I develop each work slowly. Every tier is added and subtracted to mirror the layers that we have as humans. The beauty of the finished work is achieved through the combination of each layer’s complexities and intricacies.