Abstraction is my means to express emotion. My passion is finding and utilizing abstracted forms from my everyday visual experiences. I employ various processes which are at times combined: Collaging found imagery from my surroundings into photoshop and continuing to translate these collaged images to canvas using acrylic paint, acrylic paint markers, texture mediums and abstracted designs. The rapid drying time of the material necessitates a fast-paced application. My second process is working intuitively. I create a visual idea of the emotions I go through while experiencing feelings of anxiety or a variety of internal energies. Conjoining forms, elements, texture and color achieve my process. Continued investigating and altering the organic process during production comes from feelings within. Content is revealed as I create, embracing the rigor of the process.
The work combines color, pattern, form, and textures to create movement in the imagery, allowing the viewers mind to wander and explore. Instinctively, I plot numerous focal points within a painting or design, inhibiting the eye from resting too long in any one area of a piece. Rendering spaces and forms that fill the picture plane, causes a sense of disorientation in the process of interpretation. Thinking with color allows a range of emotions.
My visual attraction is being drawn into graphic forms. A current influence of mine is focusing on the space around my existence and photographing objects that are visually pleasing from my viewpoint. Using these inspirations broadens and expands on internal ideas. I relate to finding new creations in my surroundings by employment of color and movement through the contrasting surfaces of flat level painted shapes, highly coarse areas, and expressive color. A perfect balance between flat and textured spaces creates a calming effect to the viewers.