On micro and macro levels there is always more, infinitely. I attempt to hint at this through a visual medium. My primary concern, beyond imparting meaning, is to create beauty through color, form and ornamentation. Though the notion of design for the sake of design is liberating for me as an artist, it can be alienating for me as a viewer. Human beings seem to be hard-wired to search for meaning. In nature beauty exists, but it has purpose. In my work I attempt to combine the freedom of abstraction--paint to surface for its own sake--grounded against a meaningful impression. For me, some art has the ability to impart an energy and hope. When I see it I feel the air in my chest expand and I get the sense that my heart has actually grown bigger. I try to re-create those feelings of inspiration by painting.
Biography: I studied art as a supplement to a major in clinical psychology. My current style was inspired by a trip through the ancient churches and shrines of old Jerusalem. The mosaics and stained glass work was astonishing, but I was most interested in the rich effects achieved with enamel and gold. I’m experimenting with ways to reproduce the jeweled color and intricacy on canvas.
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