My art is a joyous celebration infused with bright colors, busy patterns and the engaging spirit of childlike play. Using paint and a variety of craft materials and children’s toys, I make work that combines the contradicting qualities of the painted, two-dimensional pattern with the attached, three-dimensional object. Through my expression of art and play, I wish to conciliate the viewer with a transcendent state of joy and spiritual wholeness.
My specific use of playful colors, patterns and materials is meant to give the viewer an easy entry point into the work; to democratize the experience of the art. By disarming the viewer’s resistance, the work becomes a mirror onto themselves. This is paramount, as the viewer’s participation with the art (intellectually, emotionally, spiritually) is the only goal of the art. At the heart of this, what the work communicates is an awareness of art as play, and by extension, all of life as a creative act.