Every layer of my work is a trail of thoughts, emotions, and various states of consciousness. They shift and change. Some are clearer than others. Old ones are replaced with new ones. Sometimes old ones resurface. By overlapping them, a transcendental image is rendered full of perceived realities and movement.
The paintings go through a maturing process. Starting in innocence and fluidity, they grow and struggle through a pubescent state. Then, by allowing a higher consciousness to inspire, they ideally transform into beautiful adulthood. Some paintings mature more than others. Some die, and are reborn. A painting is typically done being worked on, when there is an unexplainable energy flowing through it.
There is a push and pull between the materials and myself. A relationship is formed when I move the medium, and it reveals a new direction. I communicate with it so to speak. My process is very organic and meditative in nature. I am inspired by spirituality, photography, nature, the human body, other artists, or life experiences.
For me, responding intuitively exposes the current state of self.