You will wonder…
You will ask why…
You will question.
There will always be one question you do not have the answer to.
We all have a thirst for answers of the unknown. We all want to be heard, understood, accepted and have a purpose in life to find the balance in this chaotic world in which we live, and to find the order in the disorder we embody. Artist David Hockney said, “I used to think I was heading for oblivion, and I still really think that,” he said. Nonetheless, he had “a personal God,” because “O.K., you’ve got the big bang, but what’s before the big bang? I mean, you’re always going to ask, aren’t you?” 1 Essentially asking questions about the unknown can drive a person mad or can drive that person to live. Everyone has a type of belief system when it comes to religion, culture, politics and the environment. It is important for everyone to follow their intuition and be open to all possibilities of answers to questions in life. We all eventually have to find a solution or belief system that brings peace from within.
My work generates spaces to ponder and question theories of conscious energy, afterlife and natural phenomenon. The key possible connections to these questions of a spiritual realm arise through five key elements: 1) Natural moments of phenomenon of light, shadow, reflection and atmospheric volume; 2) Iconic geometric shapes that represent spiritual symbols; 3) Spatial relationships that define neither beginning nor end— thus the question of our eternity; 4) The reminiscence of time as a reoccurring theme shown within layers and textures that stand as metaphors for the unknown; 5) Use of found objects, projections, moving images, photographs and paper accordions to create physical spaces in conjunction with ephemeral phenomena resulting from light, reflection and shadow.
1 Farah Nayeri, “David Hockney Wouldn’t Paint the Queen, But He Made Her a Stained-Glass Window,” The New York Times, October 2, 2018, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/02/arts/design/david-hockney-stained-glass-westminster-abbey.html.