My work is in abstracting the concept of religious art to such a distance that the specific symbols are lost and only the emotion and spirituality of humanity remains. Existing through gradual change, eroding and appearing to decompose, reform over time, the paintings appear to take on a life of their own. Honest and raw, paint marks build together to lay ambiguous forms, a blurred perspective from the image mimics the internal process of contemplation. The comfort of familiar elements and the opening to the unknown connections, create a conscious space for the viewer to inhabit within the architectural construct of the image. Upon closely viewing the paint, depth of texture and application provide a sensual experience that occurs in the third dimension with the body experiencing the work.
Accepting the visceral being as a way to find peace and pleasure allowing the present sensation to travel through the body, mind and soul as a message. The rise and billow of a feeling, a situation, or a thought is met by luminous vapors, it holds for a moment suspended in the air, then dissipates into the atmosphere. The occurrence does not vanish entirely, but lightens into the mass of all shared experiences.