“Art is the essence of life. In every action we are creating with or without the canvas or chosen tools. Each moment of life is art. After spending many years questioning, examining and experiencing my process I am continually amazed at the depth of evolution which takes place. The balance between being in the moment and finding the truth or sage is the necessary impetus to reveal the wisdom within. Whether I am painting or photographing I believe our intentions reveal wisdom as a direct current to the conception of creation.
I am grateful to shine the light on and honor my mentor Dragan Dragic. When he took me under his wing in 1999 I began to follow a new path filled with studying and an examination in a contemplative way all of my surroundings. The plethora of ideas churn as I reach deep into the texture and palette. Art is immortal and when the floodgates of spirituality and neuroplasticity are opened the visions are delicate and rewarding.
The truth about abstract art is in the idea, the form and elegance of its nature. With each moment being a new one, the concept of imagination bridges with a kind of parallel dance into DNA. Time and space require a certain level of patience when you include them in the dimensions of art.
There is a shadow contained inside each stroke. One rarely sees it, but in the forever changing unstable grid we operate within, the shadow reveals much more than what the eye perceives. This is the destiny of art, revealing something beyond sound, beyond thinking. It is a revelation into the beauty of the ever changing world we are witnessing. Art creates a mirror for others to find beauty within no matter what form it takes.
Perception plays another key in the underlying value of abstract or contemporary art. If the viewer has an expectation and wishes to judge based on their values, checks and balances, it might not allow the essence of the work to be understood. Thus the delicate task of the artist is to engage the viewer and offer a point of view which confirms a membership or relationship with the body of work.
My hope is to share in the voyage with each canvas as it is my journey alone. For those who walk along side with me, I can only wish they will see the beauty within themselves.”
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