2017: My heart and mind during this project are focused on family and identity. I am interested in the tensions and tipping points between opposing positions – such as love/hatred, past/present, order/chaos, private/public, conscious/unconscious. I am also intent on not planning where I’m going and surrendering to the process. I want to be surprised at where the conversation between the painting and me gets to.
I read this line recently by Slavoj Zizek – I think it sums up where I’m at with my practice and process. “When we awaken into reality after a dream, we usually say to ourselves ‘it was just a dream’, thereby blinding ourselves to the fact that in our everyday, wakening reality we are nothing but a consciousness of this dream. ”