Growing up in Southern California surrounded by abundant colorful vegetation, I have always been attracted to organic plant forms. These natural figures are forever part of my visual vocabulary and inform my practice in terms of content, form, and technique.
I paint while holding a plant in my left hand and making marks with my right. I aim to understand the intimate space deep within plant and floral figures.
I constantly challenge myself with how far I am able to manipulate the work into abstraction. By building up and scraping away paint with rags, I am creating a further tactile engagement between myself, the subject, and the canvas. Through this way of working, my process has become somewhat performative as I engage with my whole sense of physical self.