STATEMENT

STATEMENT

I believe that our brains take in all the sensory information that surrounds us and that that information comes out in things we do and make whether we are initially aware of it or not. My artwork tries to utilize this stored information by letting it roam free through my intuitive response to materials. I then incorporate more deliberate and aesthetic decisions to tie the fragmented results together. Through this process I seek to echo how the associative mind can bring together contrasting and conflicting information, visually and materially binding the condition of internal and external states of experience. The individual mark or stroke is something that is important to me, as I want to leave behind not just an image, but also the history and archeology of that image. Layers are built up then scraped, pushed, pulled back, and built up again over and over. The smooth is mixed with the rough: the bold with the subtle forming both a symbiotic and kinetic relationship. A culmination of moments, each piece represents an emotional distance traveled.