I am an emerging nonrepresentational painter working in mixed media. I create visuals for those who want to go to a place of awareness, to feel spaciousness and connection within themselves and others.
My work is a testimony to my hope in humanity, an act of optimism. The images that I produce are the outward manifestation of internal work, the work of facing and embracing my own shadows, resulting in expressions of lightness, empowerment, and authenticity. A tool that I use quite often to create these expressions is my gift of synesthesia; rhythms, beats, dreams, words, all come to me as colors, shapes, and textures. I use these patterns, the sounds of our society as well as my inner drummer, to tell our stories of myth and truth.
Of great interest to me recently are the psychological archetypes that were categorized by Carl Jung. An example is the Warrior archetype. The intention of my work, and therefore for the residency, is to continue focusing on the archetypes of the mind and to create a variety of images relating to our psycho-emotional patterns.
I’m inspired by Willowtail Springs’ mission to integrate the arts and nature. In my artwork, by focusing on the archetypes, nature is paramount. By being at Willowtail Springs, I want to be informed by the landscape, to interpret the physical world through my synesthesia, and then take that information and see how it may apply to the concept of any given archetype for a work of art.
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