Art is shape. Art is content. art is an expression
or an emotion. Art is found not in a graceful gesture but in the CAPTURING
of that movement. It is the rendering- THE DEPICTION full of emotion and
life that turns a simple act into art. IT IS THE ESSENCE the artist instinctually
sees. It is the constant longing to express that knowledge that not only
holds the artist, but feeds their EXISTENCE.
Gestures, expressions, desires, nightmares, and dreams ARE THE UNDERBELLY.
THUS FAR, MY WORK has remained from two primary vantage points, the most
prominent being the expression of an emotion or gesture. The other being
the depiction of a state of confusion or unconsciousness.
THIS IMAGE lies in the blurring in-between. It is in the area found IN
the beautiful and the ugly. It is where violence can be lost in innocence.
ART encompasses the pure, the EMOTIONAL, the hypnotic, and the fragile.
To live life without art leaves one in a state of quiescence. Such a numbing
sensation is terrifying; it means one experiences NOTHING, which leaves
life empty. I could not, and would not, conceive of my life without ART.