Child who has taken a leap of faith off a cliff into the roiling ocean waves. She believes she can make it into the water safely. The innocence of a child’s belief and heart.
I wish to express the part of ‘seeing’ that goes deeper. What do we all share? Our commonalities, humanness, childlike qualities and our ability to love. These ideas are represented with images of ourselves at different moments in our lives. Making art is a driving force in my life; I create to connect more deeply with myself and with others. Sometimes when I see an image that strikes me, I will photograph it for later reference, sometimes the images come from within. Often, I approach the work from the perspective of reflection and personal restoration of mind and spirit. I enjoy studying and delighting in objects and places that bring a sense of calm, beauty and serenity, but other times I want to express a question or even a quest. There are times when I hope to speak to the self living inside all of us by illuminating a feeling or point of view I hope to express, and then share it with others.