Tapping into my experience as a child immigrant, my work contemplates the imprint of physical environments on memories and feelings of belonging.
I search for connections, transitions, and patterns in landscape imagery. using personally crafted photography as an initial source, enabling me to isolate visual dynamics, uncovering embedded references through a protracted oil painting process.
Depth of field is important in achieving a sense of perspective and prompting the eye to travel visual pathways. The muted colors and gravity-defying organization of objects underwater agitate my preconceptions. Above the surface, colors are more vibrant, precise, sometimes irritating, indicative of greater emotional expectations and social pressure.
My paintings reveal an obsession with natural geometric and atmospheric interdependency and connectivity while the photographic source evokes a sense of loss that compels me to search for equilibrium in the process of painting.