I am addicted to acrylic paint for its ability to make luscious three-dimensional forms in space. Mixing a variety of pigments and mediums, I apply the paint to a flexible matrix using squeeze bottles and pastry tubes forming paint objects that lie somewhere between painting and sculpture. They hang on the wall like paintings but instead of drawing in the viewer through a window, they exist as physical objects in the room.
The colors can be intense and even fluorescent, creating an unnatural cartoon-like quality. The forms however are based in nature so the natural and unnatural play back and forth. I sometimes embellish with beads and fake fur, which can add a hypothetical narrative that is based in the viewer’s own perception.
Myself, I am interested in quantum realities, energy fields, telepathy—all those unseen forces of nature that inform our daily lives, mostly under the radar. Subconsciously we collect information from our surroundings all the time. I live in the desert where I feel magnetized, moving through space with all the other magnets-–mountains, plants, rabbits, and all–in a swirl of powerful connection.
It is not my intention to directly portray these ideas in paint, but I am certain that the artwork arises from the space where I live. As Einstein said, “Either everything is a miracle or nothing is.” In my world, everything is a miracle.