Title: Abstract Enough
Size: 8″ x 10″
Media: acrylic on canvas
My artistic practice is rooted in the concept of “not knowing.” It is informed by spiritual practices of meditation, shamanic healing, and Benedictine monasticism.
To start the process of a painting, I utilize an always evolving vocabulary of random drips, marks in charcoal, washes, glazes, collage and textures. In this way, the surface is broken up until it calls out for healing. In responding to that call, I strive to organize the material into a coherent whole which is almost always abstract, while including suggestions of landscape or figure. The finished painting of an interior emotional landscape will often include figures (animal, human, or mythic) whom I understand to be spirit guides.