I have been enthralled by mark-making since childhood. I have never lost fascination for the complexity that can make up a single line. The scratch of a pen or pencil against paper holds a special place in my heart, as the sound promises the revelation of something as yet unseen.
While my art is abstract in its imagery, at its core it’s really all about people, relationships, and the world. Most of the figures represent people and their inner world. Each of us walk around filled with emotions, memories, and thoughts. We have relationships with family, society, and nature. Sometimes we travel alone, sometimes we are part of a group, sometimes we are in a foreign environment. My work is about going beneath the surface of what we see and exploring what might exist if we could step into other people’s minds.
I find different stories in my pieces and these stories can change from viewing to viewing. Sometimes groups of people are a stand of trees. Sometimes tiny plants are a family gathered together.
What I love about my work is that people find their own meanings and stories within my images. I often learn new things about my work from these impressions.
I invite you to take a moment to follow the lines and see where they take you.
University of Houston, 2018