In a time of chaos and upheaval, one longs for a quiet place. Not particularly drawn to landscape in my work, these images seem to be what I needed at this moment. “Take me to a place I’ve never been before…” are travels through my conscious and unconscious mind and with no preconceivedidea, they surprised me in their final state. I let the paintings reveal themselves as I worked, following the path to their completion.
Our memories and dreams store rich content of important symbols, metaphor and themes that are available for reconstruction. These paintings are an experience of finding what is important to me right now, a calm and quiet place. Painting is a challenge and a puzzle, a making of something that is visually unique and a process of building up and scraping away to reveal what lies beneath, the hidden history of what went before using the substrate as the arena where the narrative takes place.