I grew up traveling back and forth between the US and Australia, eventually moving to Sydney in 2018. My art practice is focused on process-based abstraction, working across a variety of mixed media. My current body of work is an exploration of time, colour, intuition, chance, and the unconscious.
My aesthetic concerns are focused on trying to capture a sense of in-betweenness and becoming through process and medium that responds to the idea of time. Capturing a trace moment in time, a crescendo, much like a line of music or a verse of poetry. Similar to the here and now, my paintings are small excerpts from a greater continuum.
I am interested in exploring the uncertainty that comes when I surrender control and am unconstrained by conscious thought. With this comes accidental and uncontrollable outcomes, creating opportunities and reactions, that are unexpected and otherwise inaccessible.
For me it is important to embrace my working process, allowing what usually remains hidden and is traditionally not intended for presentation, to be seen. Inviting the viewer to re-enact the process gives the painting openness, energy, movement and space to breathe. Thus, creating a sense that the paintings are never finished and remain very much alive. Ultimately, offering a change in perspective and presenting an alternate way of seeing and being in the world.