In general, I would describe my artwork as abstract landscapes. They are imaginative places where nature becomes a metaphor for sentiment and experience. When referencing nature in my imaginary landscapes, I consider not only the physical environment but also human nature which is innate and contains fixed elements and properties as well.
When searching for images, I rely on the mind (the unconscious), the body (my physical response to the properties of paint) and the spirit (intuitive images which come to me via experience and vision). The inspiration often comes from the observation of psychological states that inspire action. I am continuously searching for balance between form and color. The organic/representational forms are intended to draw the viewer in to engage in visual play and completion of narrative through visual gestalt. Color and material choices are selected to express emotionality accordingly and range from acrylics, oils, watercolor and mixed media.
I am continuously moved by the experiences of others and the power art has to influence people’s environment and lives. I discovered the astounding potential for growth and self-exploration that the creative process has to offer during my fine arts education at Rutgers. The introspective nature of art later led me to pursue a master’s degree in art therapy at New York University.