intention has been to return to the descriptively symbolic image with
an emphasis toward individual expression and subjective freedom. Because
my experience is feminine I seek to create form in works that explore
the female body as a symbolic construct for translating my own identity
and subjectivity. Therefore, at this point in time, I seek to bring
out this subjectivity through symbolic imagery rather than through
purely abstract (2D) means.
My own philosophy to painting is opposed to the art of decoration.
Although I seek beauty, I believe firstly in the “awakening” quality
in art which can also be expressed through violent movement; and even
at times, by depicting sadness, horror, disgust and pain.
I am personally searching for a balance between the natural…the observed,
and the inward vision. I work initially from life and have then attempted
in my atelier to translate that experience into a more symbolic expression
for universal truths. My objective is to use the figure as symbol
rather than make a direct interpretation of the seen. I have, therefore,
avoided a “too real aspect” by using nude figures to eliminate a sense
of time and place.