Carving Out my Own Path
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 14x11
I have found that in order to find happiness, I can’t follow anyone. I have to carve out my own path no matter how hard it is. I am satisfied and feel accomplished when I do things on my own. It is the only way to truly grow and discover what one is made of. This work keeps that reminder present because it’s not always easy. Sometimes it is tempting to just follow.
I infuse my work with bright colors, which inject optimism and reactivate a mindset. I often represent filters flowing through my subjects in tightly organized clusters of symbols inspired by binary code, pop culture, archaic lettering, mathematics, alchemy, and my personal iconography.
The symbols and the agonizing process to cluster them neatly represent a way to come to terms with simultaneous realities of connectivity, chaos, and conflict between man, technology, and nature.
The process of repetition is cathartic and gives me a way to organize this chaos and conflict, infuse harmony and stability, and renew hope that mankind will find a way to create a sustainable planet where life and technological advances can live in balance.