By experimenting with aleatoric processes, I create intense emotional statements.
Exploring the boundaries of awareness
My work explores the boundaries of awareness along with opposing forces of unconsciousness and rational thinking, often propelled by intuition, chance and muscle memory. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, I create intense emotional statements masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer from one point to another.
Employed in a Stream of Consciousness
I work directly on paper or canvas, employed in a stream of consciousness automatically choosing and applying colours and mediums. The visible layers of acrylic paint, markers, graphite, chalks, and pastels penetrate and interact with each other mirroring levels of awareness and simulating its influence on our experiences. The process often requires the use of my whole body. I move the canvas from floor to wall and back again to stay in the moment, fully engaged with the action, and keeping the energy flow alive. Untamed expression unfolds in the moment as quickly as I paint. Ultimately abandoned for the rational thinking to take over pretending to structure random sequences of marks and strokes.
Spontaneous, thin lines of chalk and graphite are juxtaposed next to more controlled, thick lines of paint both creating tension as well as leaving the viewer orphaned with a mix of conflicting feelings and thoughts.