My artwork reveals the interplay of reality and
imagination as I examine issues of human identity, social and
environmental conditions, and the consciousness of being. I celebrate
the unity between humanity and nature, focusing on the evolution
of self as a means to transform the world. My endless questioning
the nature of our existence stems from an insatiable curiosity
and a love for truth. I believe in the sacredness of the human
experience. Art is a portal to transmute my curiosity into a form
I can share, to transfer metaphysical exploration into imagery;
to give form to the formless.
Throughout my body of work I examine the complexity
and mystery of the human experience and expose the ever changing
and unresolved nature of life itself. I explore the majesty of
harmonious patterns and relationships in nature and the eventual
decline into chaos, often accelerated by humankind, before the
cycle begins again. Influenced by Visionary Art as well as Social
Realism, each of my artworks is like a labyrinth where every path
tells a story. It is difficult to find our way through the intricate
and often confusing state of things, but there is always a pattern
or formula, that once realized, will lead us to illumination.
When we are on the right path, the world becomes a magical place.
In the great adventure of life, I pursue a myriad
of creative disciplines: I am a dedicated visual artist, art educator,
performance artist, martial artist, pianist, poet, activist, and
world traveler. My greatest fulfillment is teaching art to my
high school students and igniting their creativity. It is magic
to observe someone transforming in front of your very eyes, and
an honor to play a role in that journey. Art is a powerful tool
for change. Art inspires us to feel deeper, see differently, and
ultimately has the power to elevate our souls to a spiritual level.
One can have no smaller
or greater mastery, than the mastery of oneself.
Leonardo da Vinci