Reality, memories and dreams are often interwoven creating our reality. Ever wake up from a dream, and while you might not remember what the dream was about you remember the feeling of the dream? It is a layer of emotions and images, a weave of what you know and imagine.
My work deals with these memories and experiences; layering images, colors and lines the same way our feelings layer our memories. I see my work as a reality ripped and layered with multiple surfaces and colors. The texture of the paint scratches grooves that heal like scars. Each element struggles to get into the foreground, make itself seen- just to be pushed aside by the color next to it. Within my work is a constant struggle between color and shape that nevertheless finds a balance and wholeness.
Art is a world I explore and share with everyone who wants to know, who wants to see the beauty of imagination, of the mind. I believe an artist uses their work to reveal their feelings, their memories and images. An artist can make these memories, feelings and images a visual reality that some people struggle to dream of, make you get lost in the depths of art in an endless spiral of our emotions and meanings. I feel strongly about showing my feelings, so you know the true meaning of my art. Even still, you will struggle to know my meaning, but still understand me.
“Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream?” ~Edgar Allen Poe
…and just for fun — little things….traveled for 6 month with a gypsy circus at the age of 5, lived in a small village near Florence Italy, walking to school in a house that had 4 grades in one class room, been bit by german police dogs 3 times, moved cross country in a van without breaks filled with the music equipment of 4 bands to start a record label in Seattle, lead singer for punk rock band, toured most of the USA, parts of Canada including Edmonds – Montreal and many little ones in the middle, identified my friend and room mate in the morgue, sold art to the vice president of Atlantic records,…. have 5000 facebook artist friends….have a family with 2 kids….show my work and paint – a lot.