Art is a constant search for me. A way to find out more about myself. Wether you are the artist or the viewer, I think that art has a way of showing you the truth about yourself. Great art can even evolve and grow with you. A piece can make you feel something one day and years later become something entirely different. An artist can paint one way at the beginning and transform completely over the years. I believe, this is how art, in itself, is alive. How art is itself, life.
I want my paintings to serve as a mirror. Subliminal and veracious, they tell a story. Like refracting echos emanating from the one standing before it. The painting will say something different to each person. Each individual will engage in a different dialogue with the same piece because it will become a reflection of them. Similar to light refracting through a prism the angle you approach the piece from will ultimately affect the way you see it.
People have a different outlooks on life and evolve through the years. Anything can change the way we look at a piece. From the way we wake up to the passage of years the same piece can tell a different story from one viewing to another. This is what I love. This makes me feel like the art itself is alive. When in reality we are alive. We are projecting ourselves onto the art bringing it to life.
My work is not literal. It must be delved into and explored. The layers and textures must be peeled appart, chiseled away in much the same way a sculptor would work to reveal a piece. In a way, the individual that truly takes the time to read a piece, honestly allows their mind to open, just enough to see; can become the artist themselves.