The aim of my current body of work is to honor the delight and innocence which is nascent within us all. I attempt to bring a flash of light and hope into the darkness of a crazy world. In spite of the worldview, I take on happiness, beckoning it with vibrancy of color, nuances of light, and unbridled mark making. As an artist, my primal need is to uplift and contribute to the beauty that surrounds me. The work is developed subconsciously by my daily sensate experiences. Chaos arises over and over, but it’s a very beautiful chaos, one that presents endless possibilities. Playful freedom transports me to a place that makes meaning out of the chaos. While at play, I sometimes feel a breakthrough of innocence, an unconscious transformation, an undeniable surrender. Emergent from this transformative process is the only truth I know.

“We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure,

but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have

the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless

furnace of this world.”

-Jack Gilbert