I am attracted to the process of working with materials--a color, a texture, a size or form, a piece of a book or a found object--and from that interest, I begin to build a painting. The richness of color, or the matte black of graphite and charcoal; texture, or the subtle variety of surface markings; all of these things inspire me.
Using this process of art making, at some point I begin to understand why I chose that color or that form and what it is I am expressing on the surface. The manipulation of wax lends itself to an exploration of the way I feel and think about the world: the ambiguities of life, both societal and personal. Order and disorder; gender and heritage; discrimination and impartiality. My paintings to hold meaning, interesting and appealing to me, and hopefully as well to all who see them and bring their own sensibilities to them.