Everything is gestation and then birthing. To let each impression and each embryo of a feeling come to completion, entirely in itself, in the dark, in the unsayable, the unconscious, beyond the reach of one's own understanding, and with deep humility and patience to wait for the hour when a new clarity is born: this alone is what it means to live as an artist: in understanding as in creating.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
My current series Gestation, draws from Rilke's notion of the unconscious. As the name suggests, these paintings were inspired by my pregnancy and first year of my daughters life.
My painting language relies on the rhythmic movement of line as a means to reveal the inner life of things.Through abstraction, my network of lines begin to take form of neurosystems, organs, and organisms. Nuance of color expresses an experience that is left open to psychological interpretation.
Utilizing repetition of mark, a tactile surface arises alluding to connective tissues while also emphasizing materiality and process.
I choose Oil on linen for its ability to build up texture and form. Canvases range from 14" x 11", 20" x 16" and 40" x 32."