Artist’s statement: My work is driven by a curiosity into the investigation of mind thru art. None of us can avoid thoughts, but through awareness of our pitfalls, beauty, strengths and weaknesses we can open windows into the mind. The core of my contemplative art practice is to visually embody our blind spots as a result of our thoughts. I’m interested in the study of how the mind works as a means of gaining insight, how we communicate, how we create identity through form, emotions, and consciousness, and how we hide in that creation.
I work with blurring the distinction between making and un-making, extending the boundaries of art into both space and time, and inviting viewers to go beyond the boundaries of the image. Essentially, this work is about all of us and the empty, clear, unconditional nature of mind we all have. When we know the nature of our mind we will know the nature of our world.
This work on paper found its own natural rhythm of process as an expression of my personal style of energy. Inspired by the beauty, judgment, and my personal struggle with imperfection, I consider this work as a way to redefine, reimagine imperfection as perfection. We can apply this to how we view ourselves, which is often with thoughts of extreme doubt and judgment. Through the titles and images, the work goes on to question these thoughts, which are not only about ourselves. They are also projections and reflections of how we define and approach our world, our friends, our lovers.
What are these discursive thoughts in our mind? Where in mind are these thoughts? Where do they come from, where do they go? What and where is mind?