Statements

I am inspired by the secret workings of nature and life, and by a seemingly mysterious push or drive to bring forth an indwelling content for experience that one could regard as anything but banal.
My creative process begins with a desire to find a rhythm and image that challenge me both æsthetically and spiritually, and provide an opening to a participation within a range of forms in the recesses of my imagination.
I see my art forms as an embodiment of a world within, upon which my life in the contemporary world rests and depends. What makes it a challenge is its apparent strangeness and otherworldliness. In this respect, it questions not only what I might wish to believe is “beautiful,” but also what one could regard as “reality”: an inner, “alien presence” that also seems familiar, with which I must come to terms; and from the perspective of our contemporary thinking and living, an ignored or undervalued aspect of myself which must be revealed, and finally integrated into a developing fullness of my life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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