ARTIST STATEMENT: Words are everywhere. They can be a snapshot of our lives, or give sense to a particular moment. Our identity is connected to the way we express ourselves with words - but they are too often used as proof of our knowledge and intelligence - they serve us perfectly at certain times and betray us desperately at others.
Through the years I have looked for unconventional ways to communicate with words. I focus on the rhythm, patterns and shapes of words as opposed to their actual meanings - like listening to the music of a language you don't understand. I choreograph these word forms into 'Scriptograms'™ and 'Photoscripts'™ which are ambidextrous, gestural writings that neutralize, as much as possible, a dominant writing movement, so as to prevent us from falling back on a literal interpretation of the actual word meanings.
With my 'Scriptograms'™, my hands follow the rhythm of the dip pen or brush, caressing and tearing the many levels of the paper. My work aims to reveal a stratification of time by juxtaposing both transparent and opaque realities that are open to a different interpretation or reading.
At first I would like the viewers to follow a reading pattern that plays with their automatic need to decodify a text, and then offer a deeper, personal interpretation to the realities and physical form that exists outside the assigned, or learned meanings of the words and texts.
My 'Photoscripts'™ are a recent evolution of the most abstract sense of writing, taken from my painting restoration experience where figuration is composed of many, individual abstract details - where each part is, by itself, the physical trace of a single moment or gesture.
My photographs 'Moments' are a search for the traces of time and an unspoken language within the world around us. A mark, or a sign, from an action on a surface for example, creates a recording, or a message that can be interpreted by our understanding of the meanings and codes of this new and abstract language.
My installations are multi-sensorial environments formed by many planes of suspended paper 'Scriptograms'™. One passes through these and can literally sense and touch the writings while listening to the sound of writing; a recording of physical instances.