Above all I make art because I feel it is my purpose. Creating is something that gives me energy and provides clarity. Mixing mediums as experimentation and to create texture is all part of my process. I seek never to replicate or recreate but hope to evolve through each series of work. I am heavily inspired by the renaissance as well as African art. Perhaps it is the surge of polar opposites that excite me. Joining together that which seems mismatched, dances for me.
My draped canvas series is all about replicating the beautiful drapery seen in so many masterpieces. Perhaps like Michelangelo’s Pieta… the draped cloth on Madonna appears so fluid and soft yet made of stone. These pieces however, are created to be playful not serious. I let the canvas move as it wish and am merely facilitating by stapling or nailing it in place. I want them to appear soft and mobile yet once painted they are fixed and hard…yet still appear to be in motion.