Artist Statement - NEW WORKS - 2017
Perception is reality. I am fascinated by how people gather fragments of what they decide is true and important — memory, stories, cultural influences, experiences, ideas and beliefs — and shape them into personal world views.
I use mixed media and motion to explore the subjective nature of perception, and express the tension between the material and the intangible. Taking fragments of the external world, I merge them to capture visions of morphing inner realities.
Current affairs have been increasingly invading my attention, and I have felt driven to use my expressive tools to explore my fascination, attraction and repulsion to events beyond my control. While having my own biases, I am intrigued by how what we already believe colors and filters our view of reality. What is real, what is true, is increasingly fluid and ephemerial. This lack of solidity is fascinating and unsettling, and I watch, interact, and react, recreating my own world view.
I am driven to explore and celebrate the acts of choice and belief that form each of our changing realities — through sharing my own.Read More >
- In the Studio
Posted MAY 12, 2017
I’m looking forward to seeing the Venice Biennale in Italy next week! After dreaming of visiting this city with streets of water, and historical magic, I’m looking forward to being inspired by artists’ work from around the world.