Featured in latest exhibition,
"SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS"
In this group of paintings, there was no use of references or preliminary sketches. I was looking to reveal to myself, thoughts and feelings I was unaware of. I wanted to widen the gaps in my filter, and create images that were as honest and true to my visceral understanding of them. I aimed to preserve and convey as much feeling, energy, and truth in each artistic decision- to record images the way they exist in the mind, where they are fragmented and inconsistent. Images in the mind are an abstraction of feelings, images, memories, and ideas.
The animals depicted in these paintings serve as metaphors for my spiritual, and energetic state at the time they were painted, and also serve as projections of future experiences.
Spiritual meanings, and Dream interpretations played a significant role in directing the subject matter of these works..