A Glimpse Into My Abstract MindWhen I paint I go somewhere else. This place is a place of balance, an escape from chaos. In many of my paintings there are things that symbolize a balance of elements or sometimes there are things that symbolize grounding, because these are the things that I am seeking when I paint.
There have been times when I have tried to do what some artists do; put their pain into their art. A short time after my father’s death I went through a bit of an angry phase in my life. One day I sat in front of a large white canvas and began violently slapping red paint on it. I began using my hands to cover the painting in red paint. At first it felt like a release and slowly as I painted all the pain and anger began to leave me and the result was not an angry painting like my original intentions. Instead the result was a painting that I ended up titling meditation.