ARTIST STATEMENT: ARTIST STATEMENT
Using paint, watercolor, ink, and pencil, I transform history into abstraction. This non-allegorical way of representing history allows the viewer to approach the subject focused on their own intuitive, and personal reaction. For each series, I extensively research a place, a time period, an event, and develop a visual language of repetitive motives, patterns, and colors specific to the subject. As I proceed, the language melds into a mix of facts and imagination. Each series, while strongly abstract in character, is informed by the original research, and the unique way I process the information.