…is what most artists’ statements sound like—to me.
This one will be no different.
My passion for art began as I watched performers of ballet soar across the stage; I was in grade school at the time. The Public Broadcasting Station would open a world of great sights and sounds that seemed unattainable. As I witnessed Makhail Baryshnikov’s strength and grace, I marveled at the ease with which he created; I was hooked. Now I looked for the “otherworldly” in everything. The extraordinary always stands outs.
When it came to my own life, nothing was remarkable, until I began working with the mental health population. Of a sudden, my core was being fed. Simultaneously, my interest in art began to transform. Now, I did not only stand back and witness other’s creativity, but I began to take part in it. My trek over these past several years, trying to combine my passion for helping others, as well as, trying to become an artist, has led to “discovery.”
Currently, I am experimenting with acrylic paints: Ultramarine Blue, Deep Yellow, Fire Red and Titanium White. Using this combination only, and on the rarest occasion, Mars Black, I mix my own colors to try to capture “mood.” By placing a combination of analogous colors on a field of contrast, or contrasting colors on a neutral field, I push to achieve the meta-verbal. Texture serves to interpret the three-dimensional. A lighter hue against a dark color gives the impression of light. Two to three shades of the same color may give the suggestion of movement; hence, the gobbledygook.
Art has to be experienced in order to be appreciated. My hope is that the viewer will be able to connect emotionally, mentally, spiritually and/or visually with any or all of my creations.