I have always had a desire to visually interpret and communicate personal experiences, hoping to share private inspirations with those who see my art. I enjoy the process of distilling and recording the fleeting light and movement of specific moments in time. A recurring theme in all of my work is translating into a material presence that which has only been imagined or felt. The tension between what I see and what I perceive serves as a source of continuous and new subject matter for my work, constantly challenging me to balance form with content. My observations have led me to determine that nothing is insignificant.
Currently, my work is focused on describing images in which spiritual messages seem to be contained within physical settings. I aim to depict the sometimes thin veil between heaven and earth, between a holy voice and routine noise. My efforts are aimed toward describing a combined truth, exposing that which is seen with the eye, in tandem with what might be revealed through the “torn veil” of prayerful insight. I often portray members of my family as they navigate pivotal stages in their lives, allowing me to express this duality. Compositions which include group events sometimes offer interesting lines of sight, supplying me with opportunities for layers of narrative meaning. And finally, I have found that nature generously provides landscapes which inspire awe and admiration, ready-made form and content. In all of my works I have carefully edited subject matter, manipulating color, line, form and space to achieve dual rhythms which echo relationships between the mundane and the divine.