Artist Statement

Artist Statement

“Enchanted Ballet” 11” x 15” on paper

“Enchanted Ballet” 11” x 15” on paper

My artwork is a retrospective of my journey as an artist.  It’s reflective of my spirit, my inspirations, and my personal growth, but also to influence and inspire others personal journey.  Often I collaborate elements from my various collections (mandalas, florals, and suggestive lines) into a single painting to emote a greater meaning. The merging of these elements and their individual meaning come together to represent a greater story in what I refer to as abstract fusion. Contemporary floral washes, suggested ballerinas in ink, and energetic “Chi” of my mandalas are amongst this collaboration. 

Delicate blooms are painted with loose washes of diluted acrylic paint upon layers of translucent, and dripping color.  Background textures are created to mimic the fluidity of water, something I feel a great connection to as an artist.  It evokes a calming energy giving me clarity and focus, at the same time building a strong significant foundation to my paintings as it represents movement.  It’s an emotional connection I absorbed through the canvas as it primes the evolution of each paintings.  Combining this technique with blossoming florals, which depict the beauty of nature’s creations and representing female divinity, become a powerful statement of one’s truth and diversity.  When combined with simplistic ink lines suggestive of a dancing figure, this signifies the journey of a passionate soul moving through life.  The footprint of her migration through conflicts and valor are depicted on the canvas surface with ink splatters and dots. 

The florals alone are representative of women letting go of judgement, restraint, and pessimistic prospects in order for her to feel full gratification of what she can accomplish.  However, combined with the suggestive ink lines in what is perceived as a ballerina evokes an even powerful meaning, the evolution of her euphoric triumph. 

Another element I often fuse into my paintings is the “mandala”.  I used this symbol as a representation of concentric energy, connecting body, mind, and soul.  Alone, it’s a therapeutic visual trance, helping to calm and give focus to the viewer.  When used in collaboration with my other elements, it elevates the message to the next level of interpretation, emitting the energy which influences the soul through her journey.  These paintings are visual dialogues of inspiration and empowerment, to encourage optimism and self-virtue within the aesthetic.