My work is an exploration in the
synthesis between the physical and the ethereal. I am drawn to moments of both
stillness as well as those of great energy—and seek to become a part of them as
Combining the processes of
Printmaking & Painting allows me greater flexibility in how each piece is
developed. The creative process of some
paintings can be very physical, while others are very delicate. I use
the term “painting” in this way as spearing holes into the dark fabric of our ‘accepted’
existence, stepping through the divide of the known. My art is a vehicle
for such discovery; each mark exists as a map of my journey directing me
towards my next voyage, pulling back another veil, moving closer to the truth.
As I create, I search myself—what do I seek, desire, need?
As I strive to touch the unknown--to connect with something outside myself, I
have found that painting touches the deep, the primitive--the true parts of Soul.
This body of work is comprised of the whispered memories from my Virginia childhood… cool,
grey evenings watching nature’s transitory beings shift into the quiet blue of
~ jss. 2012