My creative practice begins with an invocation and the intention to be fully present with the hope that my finished paintings offer an invitation to inner reflection for the viewer.
As I engage in a painting I ask myself: what are the qualities of a contemplative image? How might a modern secular image evoke universal human experiences? How does the representation of the every day connect with the cosmos and also the viewer?
I combine painting and metal work, traditional mediums with untraditional processes, portraiture and symbolic iconography to transform a two-dimensional surface into a sort of timekeeper or layers of moments held in time. Holding these moments creates a passageway into the contemplative.