Landscape is a piece that is emotional and psychological.
Color is an intense experience on its own.
I was trying to write an autobiography using prints and patterns that reference emotional, psychological, and personal development in my work, as a person growing up, figuring out who I was. I used fabrics to stand in for occurrences.
When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others, to bring them into the process.
Color is for me the purest form of expression, the purest abstract reality.
For a while, I thought a lot about lineage. Where do I belong? Who am I standing next to?
I move very slowly. It's usually material first. I sit with the material for a long time.
My latest works are these things with light bulbs.
When I started working with mirrors, it seemed to be the perfect material to stand in for that waiting.
As a viewer, my own work elicits strong emotional reaction from me.
I was feeling a strong need to change, grow, and break with particular things that were going on in my life and my history, and the material was the perfect answer for that.
It's as if I were collaborating with myself, revealing my relationship to the material. My hand would make the drawing. Then my mouth would transmit it.
However, some of my work is very subtle, and one should expect very subtle reactions to it.
There is a broad range of reaction to the work, as there is a broad range of work I make.
But most people don't come up to me and express a lot of emotion.
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