Artist Statement

Yet there is unsureness in my work that betrays the divided parts of myself. They are expressed
as the difference between the surface of a painting and the depth within its image. It is like a
screaming conversation within myself between my observations and my understanding.
Perhaps I would have my work express these contradictions within me, that it should speak
of love and also hate at the same time, a conversation between this or that, a fight, a confusion,
a passion, something to be understood as poetry, with the sense of ambiguity we all feel over the complex questions we face in living. I would hope it is all in the painting – there to be seen.
There are too many beautiful things and touching sentiments in this world, just as there are
infinite colors and forms that I can create and load into my language of art. But the underlying
reality lies just beyond color and form, and that is what I hope to express.