Acrylic, Watercolor 30" x 30" x 0" I have never been able to color in the lines, and I'm not a fan of coloring books, nor have I ever made chocolate chip cookies the same way twice. So, it makes sense that I have a hard time following rules when it comes to making art. Rules have a function. They establish a foundation from which an artist can expand, experiment and explore ideas in the pursuit of creativity, discovery and art. If creativity and discovery are what art is, and I believe they are, then art needs to fall outside of established foundations, lines, rules and boundaries.
I call my work conceptual abstraction. The process of isolating, separating certain parts of reality from all other things is abstraction. Uniting these abstractions into ideas, and concepts and expanding them, growing them into something wonderfully unique is what my work is all about. This uniqueness comes from how I understand myself and how I wish to present this self to others. For me, art isn't about presenting another persons ideas - for why would I want to copy their ideas, I would only be copying who they are and their work. And that is not how I understand art. I understand art to be a one of a kind thing - not a one size fits all.