My second act as an artist is proof of life beyond high-tech. A self-taught artist, I grew up
in a family who believed in the do-it-yourself model. Consequently, I drew inspiration from
my exposure to raw materials that were readily available to build more craft projects and
rom things I see all around me.
My first career was in electrical engineering. I spent a significant amount of time learning and following specific rules to design electronic systems. High tech criteria for success involves strict adherence to the specifications. With art, this is not the case and I relish the freedom of no right or wrong way to create. I’m playing with texture and colors to evoke feelings of balance, tranquility, peace of mind, and harmony through my art. As an abstract non-representational mixed-media artist, I work with ordinary, everyday materials, such as but not limited to paper, cardboard, and spackle to create texture. One of my favorite is pouring water mixed with glue and pure pigments over the texture. The spontaneity of the water expresses motion and accentuates the texture on the canvas. The layering process only stops when the painting is pleasing to my eye. After all, the real interpretation of the paintings is not what the artist sees; it is in the eyes of the individual viewer.
In my art, whether it is in the subject matter or the technique, I like to ask: what is behind all that? I create art that reveals and hides, exposes and conceals. I want to examine the places that art can taking us. It can be a color, an experience, an imaginary place, memory of a place. I want to create the world I enjoy and encourage others to join. I like the viewer to wonder and imagine.
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