Artist Statement



     As a multi-media artist using paint, words, and music as a portal for imagination and spirit, I am involved with the process of Becoming and Creating.

Secret messages are hidden in the textures and shapes of my work. I employ basic compositional elements of narrative, in abstraction.

     In my work, my desire is to bring the viewer into a space where they become open to the forces of imagination and spirit. I believe Art can transform us. I believe art can take us to a new awareness, create new sensations, and form.  For me, the act of painting is an act of spiritual practice.  I enter the painting with body and mind, searching for the images as I wander through the canvas, or pick up a pen, or my guitar, or sit down and touch the keys on my piano. I am an artist.

     In my effort to create an environment that might induce AWE, in some of my work I have not yet abandoned the figure.  In the newer work, I began to un-paint the paintings, creating work that is more minimal, and monochromatic, adding texture, using collaged papers and hidden text to the work. These secret messages, these hidden words, parallel the silencing of our histories.

     In my desire to elicit a response from the viewer, I employ basic compositional elements of narrative, in abstraction, allowing the viewer to breath in color, image and texture, allowing the viewer to form their own narrative, and thereby gain an insight into my investigation of my personal necessity, to bring forth the Spiritual in Art.

     I am multi-media artist.  I am a painter, musician, poet, writer, & performance artist.  A lifelong learner.

     I am interested in the process, the process of Becoming,

the process of Creating.