My artwork is Mixed Media and takes a personal view of social and cultural issues. The artwork is often referencing biblical themes, history and pop culture. My work explores the varying relationships between popular culture and fine art. Using collage, acrylic and watercolor paint, neo=pastels and found objects. While I use a variety of materials and processes in each project my methodology is consistent. Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings.
The famous quote by Picasso is why I create art. Pablo Picasso said: “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. “ It is the one time in the day that all of the problems that we deal with are non- existent. When you are in the zone and at one with your creativity, nothing else matters. It’s like transcendental meditation. The focus that you have when you are connecting with your artwork is like a force to be reckoned with. It feels powerful, like you are unstoppable. When you find your happy place it is a greater high than any drug could produce.
Decisions feel like they are being made by a spiritual force, not by me. Sometimes I will do something and not know why and then the next day or 10 minutes later, it turns into something extremely different than I had planned. It feels like it was meant to be, very serendipitous. The synchronicity when that happens is so unbelievable that it makes you so excited that you have to do a dance.
In my most current work, which is primarily mixed media the end result was something unexpected and unintentional. The work evolved in the making. Subconsciously, these pieces came to life and became who they are. One piece became Jesus Christ and the other an African Queen. I did not set out to create either of these. They became exponentially greater than anything I could’ve imagined. The elation that this created is why I make ART!