My work is based on discovering stored images from my unconscious and communicating my emotions outwardly. I started drawing and found that I could transport myself into the image and I was changed after the work was made. I felt lighter. I have been chasing this feeling ever since. Making art allows me to release these feelings, sensations, and memories in a healthy cathartic way.
My process is a practice in awareness, a way to quiet my mind. It’s by navigating through these obsessive, petty thoughts, and diving deep into the stream of consciousness, that I’m able to excavate these images from the darkness. The application of paint onto surface is created without intention – there is no moving around and arranging of preconceived forms. I’m hallucinating a reality that exists in this defined surface, building an internal space from the Psyche. I am looking inside this space to better understand myself. “I must learn that the dregs of my thought, my dreams, are the speech of my soul.” I am heavily inspired by Carl Jung’s work on the Collective Unconscious, and the idea that by uniting the conscious and unconscious mind a universal consciousness might be fulfilled.
Running has become such a big positive force in my life. Here is my visual journey out on the trails...Enjoy!