The primary impulse of my work springs from a desire to connect with the relational, or intuitive part of consciousness that R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz calls the “vital moment” of phenomenon. In his words, “ It becomes impossible to know the phenomenon in its genesis, if we do not call upon, within ourselves, a new form of intelligence which rejects objectification in order to replace it with abstract symbols (Schwaller de Lubicz, Symbol and the Symbolic).”
In order to access this state of being I utilize spontaneous art practices in an attempt to clarify and express themes of nature and human experience with the symbols that reveal themselves to me as I work.
I am particularly interested in simultaneous contrasts; hard and soft, terror and comfort, simple and complex. Often I find that materials help to inform and articulate the feelings of unity and limitlessness that I attempt to express and evoke.