(Colored Pencils on Paper) 18" x 24" 2017
The existence of both words and visions are important in storytelling, but mystery is better untold. My challenge as an artist is to present the ideas or feelings and let the viewer, listener, or feeler, use their own imagination to fill in the spaces that I cannot. Feelings seem so intangible that, at times, abstraction is necessary. I consider myself an arranger of forms, taking elements and recreating ideas through organization and visual narrative.
I enjoy sitting and working as a restive way to reconstruct reality and portray new ideas. People and their surroundings are my main theme. Contour drawings to intricate luminescent scripts to chiaroscuro paintings and design influence me, yet Impressionism, Fauvism and Mannerism, as well as Renaissance detailists and minimalist designers focusing on people, intrigue me. Turning drawings into traced images may lead to action, motion capture and stop animations with multiple positioned characters. Film could teach me even more.
Wire, clay and sewing, as well as constructing and arranging in three dimensions, are my current trials. Steady techniques to resort to are painting and sketching, but I need to stay mobile. Beginning as a dancer, I have always wondered how to capture movement in my body and on the page or canvas. Placement was always key. Attempts to draw dancers sometimes appear static, though learning to create movement through different styles is helpful. Digital media will continue to fascinate me and I hope to develop and improve with it. Animation would be a new dream and understanding computer technology through art, a lifelong goal.
Most drawings and paintings are framed, though not shone for space.