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 kind of subtle 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, or 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.
The two dimensional works I create tend more toward the airy and atmospheric, describing spaces with less gravity, subtle realms of unknown destinations.