Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
~ Thomas Merton
I find solace and revelation through the immersive world of art, using it as a powerful conduit for escapism and self-discovery. My creative journey unfolds through multiple mediums, including collages crafted with an assortment of fine papers and abstract expressionist paintings.
One of my favorite art quotes, by Thomas Merton, beautifully encapsulates my artistic philosophy: "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." This profound insight resonates deeply with me, as it mirrors the essence of my artistic process and the emotions I strive to evoke in my audience.
The dance of colors, shapes, and textures in both my work reflects the intricacies of human existence, transcending conventional boundaries of representation. Within the realm of my collages, I build abstract compositions where imagination knows no bounds and reality blurs with subjective interpretation. This escape from the confines of daily life allows me to delve into the recesses of my mind, unveiling hidden dreams, fears, and aspirations. Simultaneously, in my abstract paintings, emotions run free, and spontaneity reigns, allowing me to channel raw feelings onto the canvas.
I invite viewers to immerse themselves in my art, to get lost in its intricate details, to explore its ever-shifting forms, and to be carried away by its vivid colors. In this state of being lost within the artwork, there lies a unique opportunity for self-discovery. As they wander through the layers of each piece, they might encounter parts of themselves they never knew existed, finding new perspectives and deeper connections within.
Each artwork I create is a glimpse into my inner world, a manifestation of my emotions, and a testament to the power of art as a means of healing and personal growth. In a world filled with hustle and bustle, my creations offer a sanctuary of stillness and contemplation, sparking meaningful connections with those who encounter them.
Through my artistic journey, I inspire conversations, evoke emotions, and kindle the fire of self-discovery within the hearts of others. For art, like life itself, is a continuous exploration of the ever-changing tapestry of our existence, and it is through my art that I invite others to embark on this extraordinary journey of inner revelation, where they can find themselves and lose themselves, all within a single piece.
My distinct approach to mark-making, color, form, and movement was developed during my time as a student at The Art League in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington, D.C., and the 92nd Street Y in New York City. This training has pushed me to see and interpret life in new ways, leading to the creation of my own visual language.