I have always made art from a necessity to create a sense of order and meaning, to transcend the everyday. The words I write, the things I paint and render, are daily exercises of my viewing, remembering and imagining.
Drawing has always been my foundation and way in which to interpret the world around me. I continue to use drawing in realistic compositions and as interplay between representation and abstraction. Since 1998, I have investigated memory and the role it plays in our lives. I am informed by research in neuroscience, working with professionals in the field. These experiences help shape my work across a range of media, and about the relationships between art, science, language, history, creativity, and learning. As my work evolved, I examine memory's social impact, to inspire connections and awareness for change; and to present the interconnectedness between each of us and to nature.
I use a range of metaphoric compositions that have meaning on many layers; some are inspired by interior networks and patterns of neurological activity, landscapes where our human interactions are visible, still lives and abstractions as distillations of place, time, and memory. I use my poetry and photography in my drawings, paintings, mixed media, pigment prints, and videos, as a medium of spatial and temporal memory, anchoring each as a unique sensory experience. I am interested in the associative experience that these evoke.
Quality of rendering in all media is very important to me, I vary techniques in relationship to content. What I imagine and observe are woven together. I like capturing the feeling of something, not just the way it appears, as our emotions and experiences provide the shape and dimension to how we remember. I like to have a line open for interpretation and connection, echoing the process of construction and reconstruction that is at the heart of memory.