Columbia College Chicago, 1998, MFA Fiction Writing
As an artist, I am primarily interested in ideas and feelings that occur within the inner landscape of my mind. Historically I have been a person of few words and limited avenues to express myself until I discovered pen, paper and paints. As I have grown older and matured I do not feel as stuck as I had been in the past, but in terms of expressing my self via art, it has become a regular and necessary part of me as a person.
My work comes for the most part from my subconscious. On occasion I will have an image or a feeling in mind when I begin. All the work starts with the same gesture on the left-hand side of the page: the same creation of a head, a nose and two eyes and the rest of the drawing or painting follows from there and I begin to fill the page.