Perhaps art does not exist, and in fact, it is simply a form of communication. My work examines ancient philosophy, origins of mark-making, visual, and oral communication and views subtleties as an expression of the individual. I look for the clearest methods and tools to develop shapes into an abstract vocabulary. My primary tools are the Chinese brush, paper, ink stick, and ink stone but also steel, ceramic, and wood.
The marks on the Chinese paper are irreversible and act as a refined record of one’s mental and physical control. This medium becomes invaluable for observing and reflecting on my own abstract interior characteristics as marks are transmitted from the mind onto to the paper. By meditating before, during, and after, I work to know myself through brush strokes and to share my own imperfections and self-discoveries.