I paint to understand our existence—this life and our relationship to one another.
Before I became a painter, I was a journalist. For me, painting, like journalism, is my way of looking more deeply into what lies beneath the surface of things. The painting process has been an inward journey that consists of constant selecting, examining, assembling, verifying, rearranging, discarding, and above all, discovering.
The tension between the seen and unseen is the common thread running through the bodies of my work. I have always sought to give an image to the unnamable and unspeakable.
The theme of this series is about facing loss and uncertainty. It is a response to the current pandemic of COVID-19. The series is a gesture of acknowledging suffering as the shared human condition, and beneath it, the mortality that haunts us all.