Color is an intense experience on its own.
Words can be applied as one might put on a scent, such as perfume. Some scents are so wonderful and others are sickening... titles can be the same.
Color is for me the purest form of expression, the purest abstract reality.
Our assignment comes with the alignment. Too many people look for the assignment without first finding their alignment.
As a viewer, my own work elicits strong emotional reaction from me.
Often, I work out of my work. One work takes me to the next thing.
However, some of my work is very subtle, and one should expect very subtle reactions to it.
I work from a personal place, and the work has personal meaning for me.
I move very slowly. It's usually material first. I sit with the material for a long time.
I wasn't interested in holding onto the evidence of things.
My big concern is keeping people off the highways today, so that we have no further accidents.
It's as if I were collaborating with myself, revealing my relationship to the material. My hand would make the drawing. Then my mouth would transmit it.
When I started working with mirrors, it seemed to be the perfect material to stand in for that waiting.
When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others, to bring them into the process.
But most people don't come up to me and express a lot of emotion.
Landscape is a piece that is emotional and psychological.
I was trying to write an autobiography using prints and patterns that reference emotional, psychological, and personal development in my work, as a person growing up, figuring out who I was. I used fabrics to stand in for occurrences.
I think young people have a wonderful reaction to color because it's not screwed up by too many references.
I think that some works are more accessible than others.
For a while, I thought a lot about lineage. Where do I belong? Who am I standing next to?
I was feeling a strong need to change, grow, and break with particular things that were going on in my life and my history, and the material was the perfect answer for that.
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