Artist Statement 2019

 

After becoming a mother, I started, for the first time ever, to think about this world objectively through the eyes of a newcomer. The filter we apply to experiencing the world, I imagine, is not all that different to how the canvas is handled. Formally, my paintings explore the tension between geometric abstraction and organic shapes. While I never usually have a specific plan when I start painting, the experiences, however mundane and routine, become part of the entire picture. Graphic elements, blocks of color, and formulated environments create a layered reality that is sympathetic to our own senses and familiarity. My goal is to get others to look at the world more closely around them and use their intellect and imagination to discover familiarity in unusual places.