experience on stage and with multiple languages and cultures fed
me musically, but my sense of the visual grew too. I associate music
and rhythm with the movement of the brush, as paint flows and shows
where it needs to go. This comes from my background and I am glad
I want my images to make the observer stop and lose themselves in
a sense of movement, color and even the rhythm and sounds of color.
To me good work should have some universal merit even if not admired
universally. It should make the viewer stop and look and ask "what
is this?" I like an image to take the viewer's awareness on
a visual ride. To make them involuntarily scan different areas of
the canvas - to try and get into it, feel it, understand it.
As humans, we all have an innate desire to complete what we see.
To categorize it from previous experiences, quickly file it away
as "known" and move on. A good visual experience short
circuits that familiar process, and makes the viewer a willing (or
non-willing) participant in wanting to understand what they are
For me, an image that makes time stop for a short moment and allows
for something new to be seen is a success. A successful canvas can
evoke times remembered, the sense of smell, a touch or movement.
It is my extended goal to find that experience and, if I can create
even a part of that, I will have served a purpose.