Gold both radiates and reflects light. Gold is a color which inspires knowledge, spirituality and a deep understanding of the self and the soul
Whether I work rotating the piece from side to side during its creation, incorporate actual circular kinetics to the finished piece or simply place the circle in pictorial form, the circle is centering and appears, in one way or another, in most of my work. It helps me to begin a dialogue, creating a steady awakening of self, reality and other dimensions. I bring all aspects of life into one harmonious coexistence. As life itself, the circular form is the beginning and the end. On a personal level, it defines gratitude and survival. I use this circle as a reminder of my gratitude for life and it’s constant movement of energy, whose center resonates with the essence of everything.
This is a symbol that has come through my work for several years now. It is a symbol of hope. A symbol that we can climb out of anything if we choose to make that first step.
I use them because they tend to evoke powerful emotions. They energize and catch attention. Personally, they remind me of hope. When i was teaching some literacy classes to very poor children while living in Bogota, I felt some of the most intense generosity and saw some of the most precious smiles I have ever seen. It was so separate from the misery they lived in. I learned important lessons during that time.