My works are a series of meditative processes that explore the tension between the physical and the spiritual, the soul and the body, the light and the dark. In many moments, our words fall short of expressing that which is truth, creating barriers that prevent us from experiencing true light. Honest reflection and meditation triumph in a way that words fail. These paintings are my expression of that tension and the meditation demanded by it.
Painting with watercolor and gunpowder illuminates the line between control and uncertainty. Once on the paper, the paint acts on its own accord, establishing new paths. When the paint interacts with gunpowder, spontaneous reactions occur and the media comes to life. New textures form and crystallization appears. The fluidity of the paint erases evidence of paintbrush strokes—the human hand involved. This removal of the human touch arouses a sense of mystery and ambiguity provoking viewers to think beyond their own human experience.