My work has evolved from silence, in cultivating stillness and reverence while working. This contemplative practice weaves itself into my studio practice, offering it a gravity and weight.
The objects I create define and navigate an intermediate space, a space between the outer and the inner worlds, the seen and the unseen. They exist as a relatively permanent record of moments in the creative process, embodying the fragrance of these spaces and realities, becoming a connecting link, a manifestation of these experiences, revealing themselves inside an earthly, tangible form. The works recall processes of earthly growth and decay, but also belong to a place otherworldly where gravity may not exist.
In an attempt to describe ambiguous spaces and realities, I create objects that engage with these questions, inviting a visual dialogue. The dimensional, wall-mounted objects I create challenge and amplify the flatness of my paintings. Employing a playful ambiguity and game-like nature, they pose questions about their own nature- their history and origin, their material composition and weight.
They may reference invisible forces such as gravity, a glacial pace of time, and suggest more solid objects such as relics, glaciers, artifacts from ancient civilizations, or rocks taken from the moon. There is a play between a weightless quality in some, and dense matter in others. In these seemingly heavier works, the paint itself functions as a kind of geologic strata, describing the slow pace of nature, of evolution.
Some of these objects may recall places in the natural world where space has been carved out, places like quarries, where negative architecture has been created by humans, interfering with naturally occurring strata.
The two dimensional works I create tend more toward the airy and atmospheric, describing spaces with less gravity, subtle realms of unknown destinations.