Close ups from HEADSPACE series
There are different ways a viewer interacts with work. The bold pieces send an emotional response that jolts through the body. It's like being shocked by a static piece of clothing fresh out of the dryer – tolerable but surprising.
Then there are the more unsuspecting works that from afar are nothing of great interest. But, the second you step closer you see a glint of something unexpected and it pulls you in.
My mixed-media work tends to fall in the latter category and that is intentional.
If interest is peaked, I want to reward that curiosity by unlocking a world that otherwise would've gone unnoticed. These worlds open up a not-so-secret-garden of thoughts, emotions, and intimacy. I want to connect on a deeper more personal level. I don't want to create quick hits that rapidly fade. I want to create work that lingers and makes you think even once you've left.