Published: May 5, 2013
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Concepts such as the self, the totality and the unknown, that can be described but not directly seen, are inspiration for my work.
I have observed while teaching, that students want to give visual abstractions specific meaning. As the artist I have the same dilemma, I see that my mind wants to make associations with those psychological concepts that I am most interested in. So even though the visual reality may be a combination of grid, shape, color, and texture, the mind says that it sees concepts of psychological reality such as A Moment in Time, The Past Into the Future, The Map is Not the Territory. I give titles such as these to my paintings, because this is what I see in the abstract composition and what I am conceptually interested in.
I hope the viewer will engage not only in the visual reality of the painting, but will also contemplate the ideas that I am referring to.
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