Artist Statement

 
 

The foundation of my work explores the use of symbols as a method for the storage and transmission of information. Through this device humans have been able to construct meaning (memory) for our spirituality. Across cultures the marks which have been used to express ideas have varied, but overarching themes and motifs have been universal. This archetypal pattern at its base level represents an energy that drives all life and is the soul that embodies the symbols I create. My intent for the work is to create a space in which the unknown overpowers, allowing for an experience of reflection that opens individuals to experience the archetypal without reference to a specific time, place, or culture. The symbolism and devices I use represent my own personal discovery of the concepts we have sought to define for millennia.