I’m drawn to abstraction because I find it to be very spiritual. Great artists talk about art being a mirror of your deepest feelings, your personal feelings, and I think that abstract art does that for me.
I am inspired by Franz Klein. In his work, there’s a tension between the black and white and also a simplicity to the paintings. But within it, within the framework it’s quite easy to Franz Klein's personal story and emotions.
Abstraction is immediate, spontaneous, provocative. When I paint, my subconscious pulls from my deepest level of unconscious and puts my soul onto the canvas. It’s about exploration, it’s about discovery, it’s about learning about yourself and revealing yourself.
Santa Monica College, 2010