Every image sparks a story. Each of us has a story to tell.
What do we have in common What unites us, what binds us together
Part abstract, part figurative, part illustration, my current work is about understanding the body language, relationships and stories that develop amongst people in social settings. My paintings develop from images that I collect during my travels.
How do we, as people of differing backgrounds, cultures, and experiences interact with each other within the immediacy of a crowd How do we respond to one another How do we share the common experience of being in a mass of people who have come together to protest, to celebrate, to commemorate
I work in Acrylic and Colored Pencil to fashion illustrations of these evolving stories.
The excitement of being in a crowd united, of being in a smaller, more intimate group intrigues me. Are we different in these different settings If we are, why
All of these settings, and the people involved in these relationships tell stories of our adventures.
And my adventure is developing into so much more to be what I imagined it would be.