My paintings feature waves in different formations––rising, leaning, merging into each other, crashing onto themselves. I like the universal and figurative quality of waves and the durational aspect of something that takes a form, changes, and dissolves into a field.
I grew up in New York and accessed open space by visiting the beach or looking up at the sky. Recently, I began reading physics books and connected with their poetic descriptions of the universe. Two ideas resonated: first, the ocean and sky––the places I’ve returned to since childhood––are made from the same materials as my body; and second, waves exist in everything from the invisible to the immense.
These ideas help form a visual language that describes where I overlap with the universe: through pleasure and destruction, feelings and questions, peace, doubt, and mystery.