I am fascinated with conflicting materials (oil painting and papermaking for example). I search to find where they can meet. My explorations have shown that nothing is truly opposed. These agitations sometimes evoke stone and pressed botanical material. I accept accidents along the way and seize the controls back as the painting demands.
It is in these dissonant spaces where portals tend to hide. What is that glimmer of something? That moment before the noticing of something, else. The discovery of a portal. Then the recognition, that preliminary knowing. The excitement of that moment that I am on to something. What does that edge look like? What is the edge of a portal?
I must structure safe space before I can begin. This haven allows for origin stories and ancient traumas to reveal themselves and alchemize. The subconscious play of familiar archetypes can lead to universal truths. These deep dives fuel an approach for material play. Creation and the unknown is my work.