“My art is grounded in the belief of one universal energy which runs through everything: from insect to man, from man to spectre, from spectre to plant from plant to galaxy… My works are the irrigation veins of this universal fluid. Through them ascend the ancestral sap, the original beliefs, the primordial accumulations, the unconscious thoughts that animate the world”
– Ana Mendieta
My creativity is a manifestation of my relationship with nature and the reverence I hold for it. I experience nature with all of my senses. These experiences nourish my perception of otherness. In turn, I hope to transubstantiate my empathy through emotion as intuitive and expressive content in my work.
My process is positioned to interrogate the dichotomous zone between the right and left hemisphere of the brain; the space of flux between real and illusion, spiritual and representation, future and past. I enjoy exploring the formal qualities of paint to employ plasticity and pictorial forces as metaphors and proxies for human and nature reciprocity. I am interested in orchestrating visual and tactile mediums as recollections of my experiential phenomenon with nature. Traversing my recent work between abstraction and representation allow me greater opportunities for creative expression which is both temporal and sensorial.
“People look at nature from a very utilitarian point of view and see what is good for them and seek to manage it rather than protect it. I want to move people to a more experiential philosophy of the natural world, that way you can protect it. And if you want to protect it, go out in it.”
– Satish Kumar
“Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.”
- Paul Cezanne
“For the artist, communication with nature remains the most essential condition. The artist is human; himself nature; part of nature within natural space . . . Man painted and danced long before he learned to write and construct. These senses of form and tone are his primordial heritage”
- Paul Klee