A few samples of my iconography
CIRCLE 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.
BRIGHT COLORS I use them because they tend to evoke powerful emotions. They energize and catch attention. Their vibrant use of color represents heightened perception and a love for life and hope with all its shades of experiences. 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 and when I use bright colors, their smiles are coming through.
RIBBON-LIKE FORMS The ribbon-like forms represent the presence of spirit, an inner compass, serving as a reminder that no matter what realities one is juggling, all is entwined deeply to self and there is nothing truer and more certain, I believe, than self. It also references connectivity. We are not only connected through technology, but we are collective, deeply connected and dependent on each other and to all life on the planet. Our actions matter and affect all (the butterfly Effect)