16 May My Process
My work is about the moment and the breath, and when I work with glass, I break down the moments into seconds. Glass helps me to slow down, and be conscious that I am in the moment. I look through the glass, and become very still. For me the glass is like a metaphor for a quiet pond. The still glass is a mirror to the inner landscape. I choose very isolated natural light that occurs during the magic hours. With my work, I enter a fantasy world that is unknowable yet strangely familiar, and comes from deep within.
Nature is the inspiration that led me to my artwork. I love to sit for hours soaking up the glorious sunlight. I try to observe everything from texture, to color and composition to get to the essence of what is before me.
My work is a constant journey and exploration, which I attempt to incorporate in my daily life when I am not in my studio. I am inspired by eastern philosophies of Taoism and Buddhism, as well as by artists such as Rothko, Turner, Hong Viet Dung, Minor White, and Ernst Haas.