ink, paper, image
alone, working happily
now one with myself
My art is a struggle to communicate those things experienced in the isolation of our souls.
I create art to bring my understanding of the cycles of energy we travel through in a lifetime to paper. What may seem to be a negative experience may actually be a transition to a new level of development on our greater karmic path. I began printmaking in one of these seemingly dark times, when I was unable to do much else. With the passage of time and my studies on achieving more dimensional awareness I was propelled into a well of creative opportunities and productivity. Approaching each piece from this much larger perspective, I invite you to reflect upon what has brought you to this point and where you may be travelling.
I create dreamy, layered landscapes that evoke the history and memory of place. My recent work is based on travels in the Middle East, where competing historical narratives and cultural memories shape modern life. These works portray a shared landscape, repeatedly divided, and the beauty of a land we only hear about in terms of blood shed. Beneath the divisions of religion, culture or nationality we construct, lies the common human experience.
I was living in New Mexico when a fortuitous requirement of printmaking coursework for my graduate program in art therapy led me to expression in another medium. Since that time I have been exploring printmaking and creating soft ethereal-like inspirational images. The circle or circular movement can often be seen in my artwork. The circle is a universal symbol with extensive meaning--a continuous symbol that has no beginning and no end. Throughout my life I have created circles, benefiting from the sense of comfort, peace, and total integration.
How I feel when I am making art is perfectly described in what Don Miguel Ruiz says: "When you are in your creation and you are doing what you love to do, you become what you really are again. You are not thinking in that moment; you are expressing.” I love being in that space where I am not really thinking, I am expressing what I am feeling inside. One could say that I make art to please the eye and touch the soul.
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