searching : Self
I use my work to reflect upon myself and let my internal dialogs inform my art-making. As I progress intellectually and interest-wise, my work progresses as well. My Self is informed by events around the world, by things that I see, hear, and internalize and by people in my life. By extension my work is informed by those same things.
The work that makes up searching : Self is an attempt at articulating aspects of my life and my thought. I use multiple ways to approach answering the same question. I am searching for a more refined language of painting, and I am attempting to say things in more than one way. Like the journey to know your Self, the journey of painting is a never-ending trek, losing touch with one approach, grasping another, finding your essence, then doubting again moments later. The work shown here is the documentation of me making sense of my thoughts and exploring them.
Overall, I am interested in humans. I use what occupies me as a vehicle to explore the world, and the happenings around me. While this exploration often involves the figure, I see the figure as a means rather than an end. I want to involve the figure in a communication, an interaction with things, with beings and with spaces. Those interactions then create a curiosity that allows for the viewer's own journeys, stories and fantasies. I try to use languages that we all understand to make my journeys accessible to others.