Statement

Statement

Though originating out of the essential need to cleave meaning from chaos, the expositional categorizations and divisions through which we derive understanding are also fatally limited. The untamable expanse of reality, in all its diverse and subjective forms, is ineffable. In our search for understanding, though we reach into ever more finely grained elucidations of an indifferent world, the essential reality of its nature refuses to be contained by the bounds of human thought.

In contrast, the essential power of art comes from its ability to access the truths that, though instinctively known, are inexpressible within the confines of conceptual thought. Art, through an embrace of the non-conceptual, subjective, and symbolic, allows the universal to be briefly touched through the hidden mirror of the individual psyche.

Rather than describing these experienced phenomenon as crystallized truth however, my art is intended to allow access to the transcendent experience itself. Emerging as both a description and representation of integrative processes, each piece is a pathway through which a viewer may be guided to the subject of the work. Where work maps shadowy or difficult terrain, it is because the world likewise contains both light and dark, and it is through experience of their incomprehensible unity that a luminous clarity of the universal may be achieved.