I aspire to keep searching out new ways to shape and challenge my artistic convictions as I pay attention to what sustains creativity, imagination, intimacy, community, and ultimately life.
The process of making art is evidence of participating and responding to my inner and outer worlds. It is a preservation of the lost and found. As I sift through the evidence of life around me, I gather up a mixed media carnival, a crumpled bag of souvenirs that chart my own adventures and process of being. To glean from the world in this way tells me where I have been. By collecting the experience of the search and the objects as material evidence, I become both the collector and the collection.
I want to remind myself and others of the importance of looking and listening beneath the surface, to pay attention to intuition and perception in order to experience truth. It is vital to be aware and open to all the details that surround us everyday. Look and listen closely.