My work explores the intimacy of small scale and the silence of still life objects; their stillness makes room for deep reflection. At this small scale, every painting is a distillation of the subjectâ€™s character and unique identity.
The painting process answer my need to connect with the divine and my desire for tranquility. Reducing the size of a work to 3x4 inches comes as a natural response to my meditation practice. Meditation encourages a one-pointed focus and the scale I use requires this same disciplined concentration. Itâ€™s not just seeing with the physical eyes; my goal each time is to become the 'seeing.'
As I continue my search for an objectâ€™s essence and the way that light affects not just it and its colors but the air that surrounds it, Iâ€™ve started to limit my compositions to a single fruit or vegetable with an emphasis on simplicity, transparency and color relationships.