I work intuitively, putting practice before theory.
What begins as a personal reflection of everyday life experience, through the process of painting, takes on a life of its own, marking a moment in time. Color, line, movement, and texture express the mood and temperament of an internal dialogue, catalyzed by external observation. My body in nature, a hand gesture, piles of laundry or garbage, all become visually compelling metaphors for cultural waste, domestic relationships, roles of gender and sex. The viewer's engagement is critical. Nothing is fixed, the work keeps moving, keeps questioning, creating a context for experience rather than a quick reading.
photo credit: Nancy LeVine