Kairos: The Time In Between
I am interested in the iconography of moments that force profound personal decisions to be made. Moments that, because of their nature, change our spiritual, intellectual and emotional DNA forever. Some call them "moments of truth", but it is the ancient Greek idea of kairos, a moment of crisis which creates an opportunity and need for an existential decision to be made, that I am most interested in. I have attempted to visually explore some of these moments in my own life and in the lives of those close to me.
In most cases these events are unplanned and sudden. While they are often heartbreaking and traumatic these same moments can eventually yield strength, hope, and connectedness. My hope is the viewer experiences the tension of these seemingly opposing forces in all of the presented current works.
Personal iconography is presented as a symbolic suggestion of how these events have come together as an overall feeling or experience. Some works come across as subtly foreboding as if the moment will be disrupted by an intuitively felt action or experience, while in other works, the viewer is left feeling that something significant has just happened. In all cases, these works imperfectly represent iconic visions of kairotic moments, ranging from the quiet and gentle to the potentially catastrophic and violent....