The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
I am intrigued by the idea of capturing a solitary moment. A moment that is so magical that it transcends the story that envelops it. Every story, whether real or imagined, is a sequential series of these moments, each representing a unique segment of time. In each piece, I strive to render a single, ambiguous moment. In order to make these moments more compelling, I focus on two fundamental principles: subject and technique.
I often find myself using, and re-using universally recognizable symbols like bubbles, clouds or flowers. I like the narrative potential that these objects inherently possess. In addition to their literal and compositional value, these symbols are also capable of conveying a far more complex layer of meaning. For example, a flower can act as a metaphor for change, growth, or beauty. A bubble can represent, transparency, a sense of lightness, or something fleeting. Clouds are extremely flexible symbols, able to invoke feelings of promise or carelessness, but used in a different narrative context, they can be dark and foreboding.
The quality of the draftsmanship ensures that the viewer be afforded the opportunity to examine a piece without technical distractions. The process of mark-making is very important to me. I believe that people can relate to the humanness of the drawn mark and that it serves as a personal invitation to delve deeply into a piece.