Physical movement and opposing dualities are two major themes that repeatedly enter my work. My two- and three-dimensional works have been impacted by my past experiences with improvisational dance, which suggest an acute sense of the body in space. At the same time, polarities create visual and psychic tensions, causing a necessary discomfort for me and challenging the viewer to become fully engaged.
Working with multi-media is seductive to me and provides a fluid structure for exploring these themes of movement and polarities. Still versus energetic. Present versus past. Ordinary versus sublime. Fragility versus strength. Bizarre versus logical. Wall versus room. I see these opposites co-existing yet agitating and vibrating within a physical and psychic space. Space--real or represented--is always at the forefront of my mind. Although my players act out a non-real relationship, they are not so far removed from the absurdities of everyday life. Through them, I send messages of playfulness, sadness, grace, even beauty.
When I attack a wall with lines and marks, I am inventing a new image that interfaces the architecture and space. And by manipulating paint, ink, paper, collage and at times, found objects, I can invest a kinetic quality into an inert material or object. I grant myself permission to conflate unexpected materials and forms. A monochrome or pared down palette reinforces the tensions and contrasts that resonate among the images.