A SILENT EXORCISM
Paintings on synthetic paper exploring the mystical connection of blood and water to spiritual reckoning.
This work speaks to collisions between the physical and spiritual realms. Times when a spiritual reckoning is intertwined with a physical experience. I am driving formal elements with a deep conceptual framework. Red and Blue represent water and blood in my work. I use archetypical shapes and specific colors to visually interpret a struggle through humanness to enter a place beyond knowledge and release oneself to deep mystery. My paintings are concerned with the metaphor of the cloud, the synecdoche of blood and the swirling invocation of the spirit world through the juxtaposition of blood as a symbol for living humanity and water as a more complex symbol of invisible supernatural spiritual forces. My interest lays here: What is completely invisible, definitely real, and which the existence is only known by experience? My paintings are made using high-flow acrylic paints on polypropylene sheets, that is, plastic paper. Though I employ traditional methods in my work, my paintings have an otherworldly quality in the way the strokes of the paintbrush display themselves— the process is difficult to understand from merely looking upon them. This quality of unknowable process furthers my interest in mystery as driving conceptual force.