Many of my recent paintings are inspired by the desert, my collection of the found metal objects and emotional responses to the events happening here and at distant places. These three subjects do not have much in common, however all of them are part of my life and as such appear on the paintings.
Sometimes the distinction between desert plants and my metal pieces is not clear, and the abstracted landscape contains collection of unrecognizable shapes. They are meditations on the desert and human urge to collect, comments on place and time.
Others, in which intense shapes almost scream are emotional responses to the recent natural disasters and the tensions between the nations and cultures resulting in wars and acts of terror.
Paintings in yet another group show dreamlike peaceful landscapes, those I wish would be reachable to everybody at all the times.
I go back and forth between figuration and abstraction, trying to capture the feelings associated with specific locations or sometimes transforming the landscape into an almost non-descriptive one. Many of my works are about longing, or dreams. Some of the works have multiple layers of paint, the newer ones partially obscuring the older, symbolizing memory and the passage of time....