For me, art is way to embrace emotional and intellectual complexity. Words are so woefully inadequate to express the layers and nuances of life. The visual vocabulary is richer, wider, fuller in every way. Each layer of representation or abstraction adds depth to the communication. Color, value, process, medium, dimensionality are all tools at the disposal of the artist.

Whenever I am overwhelmed by an idea or a feeling, my immediate and visceral response is in the form of images. The words come much later. For me, being an artist is about choosing to communicate in my native language.