|I come from a childhood full of encouragement of creativity and achievement, but one also of dischord.|
I come from a childhood full of encouragement of creativity and achievement, but one also of dischord. From my earliest days, I could more easily convey true and honest feelings, thoughts, opinions, and reflections of my life and the world through images than through words. Images leave much open to interpretation, but also reach for a fundamental connection and profound meaning. When a piece of art is complete, it stands on its own and has its own life. I really strive to create things of beauty that mean something to others, as well as to myself, even if that meaning is different for each person who shares them. I see my artwork as addressing issues of isolation, transcendence, and the emotional importance of color. I like playing with forms and figures. I sit down with my pan and drawing book, make a curve, a corner, a line and nearly automatically the pen takes the initiative—I see something real, then I can proceed and soon a drawing is ready. The better ones I paint then on canvas. With forms and figures I’m working too in other forms: with Indian ink on paper, with sculptures out of wood and Gypsun and photography’s with special development.