Ocean, Dune, Cliffs and Sky
About the Artist
When my body was broken, my images became fragmented. Since my concern as a painter has always been about creating space through color relationships, I broke the trees up, broke open the sky, mountains and the rivers, so there was movement through them, as though they were windows through which I could fly. This is how I felt when I endured pain: as though my body was made of china about to shatter. The more pain, the more hope. No other choice. I express gratitude through all that I do, not just painting. Painting was never a ‘healing-type therapy’ for me, as I am, by nature, simply, 'a painter." It is what I do, who I am. I paint as though I have only this day to touch paint and see color. I constantly make new discoveries by thoroughly indulging my curiosities. My reaction to facing the unknown, suddenly, and not recognizing myself in the mirror, and having pain, was to paint as though there was no tomorrow. It was always this attitude by which I lived and painted anyhow.