I began creating paintings with flying figures in 1993. This central theme has evolved and been expressed in many ways in my paintings. The flying figures represent both a dream state and the conscious state awareness of being present in the moment. These images play with the similarities and differences of the two states of mind and how both are valued experiences over the alternative unaware and thoughtless moments in our lives.
I like to think of my paintings as subconscious mirrors and that the relationship between the viewer and my work is a personal one. I create narratives that are open ended and I allow my subconscious to wander freely as I paint. Consequently, the story lines evolve as I work on each piece. A painting may hold multiple meanings for the viewer and these meanings can change over time, as they do for me. I incorporate variations of traditional painting techniques that invite viewers to enter these alternate worlds and discover what these mirrors hold for them.