When I was a child I had a box of markers. They became lost and I missed them. I dreamed of them during sleep and I thought as I was sleeping, “Here you are markers! I am dreaming now, but if I hold you very tightly and open my eyes you will be in my hands when I awake.” Although I never really found the the actual box of Crayola markers, I feel like art and the spirit that inspires art has continued to be part of my life, awake and in dream.
In early European civilization people worshipped a god called Janus which also translates into an early word for door for those people. The idea of a passage through a gate way sharing the same word in language as god fascinates me. This idea has lead me to make art about passage, passage to a new place, or a new understanding of an old place.
In my work I use sacred geometry, the golden section, my own personal emotional vigor, and a cognitive sense for balance. I am inspired by the natural environment and by other artists' work locally, internationally and historically.