ARTIST STATEMENT

Hypnagogia describes the moment our body transitions from being awake to being asleep. Reality begins to warp, our rigid thoughts untether and for a brief moment at the beginning of our nightly routine, we live in both a conscious and unconscious mindscape. My oil paintings imagine this place of natural fragmentation.

Both my work and my process come from a dance between intention and serendipity. Rather than painting what is directly in front of me, I paint what lives in my peripheral vision.  Much like the moving visual sensations of a hypnagogic state, I play with forms that waver between flat and dimensional space.  Harmonious and saturated colors fill the canvas with layers of brushstrokes and loose patterns set in fictitious locations.  Images with figurations and abstractions exist like poetry, without a linear narrative. My paintings arrive when an intangible memory that both soothe and unsettle my expectations emerges.