My painting comes out of personal experiences, including conscious and unconscious dynamics. None of this is “coded” into the work, nor do the paintings simply embody my emotions. Rather, they visualize the process of self-revelation in a kind of internal dialogue.
From a family of psychoanalysts, my direct and indirect exposure to the practice of psychoanalysis has been long and sustained, providing me with an unusual awareness of my own consciousness, interaction with the world, and dreams. As a result, I know better than to recount my experience in my art; instead, I give visual form to what experiencing my life feels like – indeed, to what awareness itself, an abstract concept, feels like.
This embodiment of sensation and thought has always been the purpose of abstract art. In particular, I feel close to the transcendental tradition in postwar American abstraction, from Mark Rothko to Ross Bleckner and Philip Taaffe. The images themselves come from both my imagination and the natural environment and reflect the idea of the importance of having a voice in the world.