Simplicity, Form, Function, Design.
As a painter, I am interested in the experiential nature of reality. Examining close and questioning our experience is the most viable method of pointing to the truth of our own being and in doing so revealing reality or truth.
My work is an inseparable mix of personal dialogue about non-duality, the human condition and the inner search for truth. It is a paradox to have these interior dialogues about non-duality manifest using the still life genre-but, one that has a robust history in the arts.
The work always starts as a feeling tone that my experiences inner and outer, began to populate the knowing of it. Then, it gains clarity as an interior visual expression perceived all at once- an essence. The inner experience begins to take form in the physical, through objects/form, space & color that resonate as congruent. It is at this point translated into painting. Being experiential, in nature the mind is left to reconcile the inner and outer experiences of truth which is the ultimate experience of any successful painting or piece of work.
This painting in particular is about the mystery of Beauty-how Beauty is inherent and experientially has no hierarchy. Beauty is eternal infinite & immanent –it dissolves subject/object and reveals Truth.
Oil, Watercolor, Gouche