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Statement

I’m fascinated by the ever-changing moods of the natural world, and its constant evolution. I often feel I’m witness to secret communications that occur between sentient beings—both seen and unseen.

Evolution happens moment by moment and is in constant flux. At any point along the evolutionary journey we find ourselves in new circumstances. How we read, and thus respond to the changing seasons defines the flavor of each moment—and the quality of our lives.

Through practicing presence I get an intuitive feeling about what’s in front of my eyes and what messages are coming through. I first feel the communication through the natural world around me then respond with paint or ink.

I try to capture the ineffable quality of continuity behind the changing manifestations—the matrix that contains all appearance.

Having spent much of my adult life as an expat in South Asia, I’ve seen how art connects us to each other in a way that transcends culture. Living in a foreign country reinforces universal themes of what it means to be human, and also presents a unique view into our differences.

Whereas concepts are finite and static, art is infinite and fluid. It mirrors consciousness and invites a dialogue with a larger understanding of the world. Both artist and viewer/experiencer are transformed in the interaction. Relationship is born.

My hope is to convey how art is a bridge to this experience of mind that connects us with something larger than ourselves and encourages us to realize that we are not alone.