Each abstract work is created simply to evoke a sense of raw emotion through the element of texture. All that we see, touch and interact with through out daily life can be translated to an exciting form of texture. Interacting textured elements of the natural world often inspire my art; the rock in the middle of the stream, leaves against cement, waves crashing on the shoreline- the metal walkways of a building. It is the element of texture that allows the viewer to make a connection to my work, while also stimulating the senses.
Dimension and depth are produced with the constant formation of layers and I am constantly being pulled between the concepts of creating intentional markings vs. spontaneous markings. Whether the painting I am creating is completely abstract or more practical, the creation of heavy texture forces me to trust my ability in experimentation in order to create a strong composition.