My work functions as therapy to myself. A canvas is first stapled raw to a wall in order to provide a strong, supportive backing to aid both gentle and aggressive mark making as I work through nostalgic memories and feelings. I use paint, pastel, and pencil as a form of communicating the words, sentences, and paragraphs that I do not believe I have the ability to state in another manner.
My equal fear and acceptance of the fleeting and finite nature of our existence is a major issue that I cannot ignore. This deeply personal work is my attempt to bridge a gap in language between the reality of existence in my head with all other human beings in the hope of making a connection and possibly agreeing that they too, feel something similar.