Artist statement: One Thousand Kisses is a collection of large abstract oil paintings and site-specific installation using recycling materials which highlights concerns around the endemic environmental issues. The visual language changes from one work to the next. Each work is composed of a variety of sculptural relief materials such as: wood, metal, recycling material and other inexpensive items intended for single use. The exhibition is constructed to draw the attention to the complex relationships between aesthetic appreciation of nature and environmental issues.
EQUILIBRIUM-Winthrop University Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery
Artist statement: My inspiration for this series came from music, landscape and the evocation of old memories. In each painting I tried to capture the rhythmical structure of my emotions through composition of form, shape and color. By incorporating sculptural relief sculpture to my work, I am also adding another dimension to the experience of the viewer’s interpretation of painting.
The Pearl and the Blue Square (Right) The Girl with the Pearl earring. (Vermeer-Left)
The past in the present exhibition, A journey into Art history Queens university of Charlotte
Artist Statement: The Pearl and the Blue Square was inspired by Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring a portrait of a young girl dressed in an exotic blue turban and an ocher-colored jacket. Her engaging eyes and the purity in her gaze create an enchanting, lasting quality that is unconstrained by time and space; I was very interested in capturing this in abstract form. The painting is 5 feet tall and 8 feet wide, and it embodies primitive forms and shapes with a quiet and intimate rhythm. The blue and golden-ocher color that I use relates to the blue turban and golden-ocher apparel in Vermeer’s painting which symbolize purity and a sense of timeless beauty and lasting. The Pearl and the Blue Square. The Girl with the Pearl earring. (Vermeer) 12 quality, the kind that I felt when viewing Vermeer’s work. This inspiration allowed me to redefine these elements through my own form of abstract expression.
Circular Reasoning-Winthrop university McLaurin Gallery