Mystics say there is an “open secret” that we all know. They say it is something that can’t really be talked about, but only directly felt or known. I use abstraction and patterns in my paintings to explore this idea. Driven by my own suffering and the suffering I feel around me, I have searched for this secret. Spiritual practice, psychotropics, meditation, lucid dreaming and Hospice care giving have all inspired my art.
In my work, I explore the line between things such as life and death, me and you, material and spiritual, and inner and outer space. I sometimes paint an eye which represents a familiar consciousness that we all share. Even though other images may emerge, I strive to keep the work abstract, because I feel that there is no actual line between anything at all.