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. The marks on the Chinese paper are irreversible and act as a refined record of one’s mental and physical control. I work to know myself through brush strokes and to share my own imperfections and self-discoveries. My primary tools are the Chinese brush, paper, ink stick, and ink stone, but I also use metal, clay, and wood.
“There really is no such thing as Art. There are only artists. Once these were men who took colored earth and roughed out the forms of a bison on the wall of a cave…There is no harm in calling all these activities art as long as we keep in mind that such a word may mean very different things in different times and places, and as long as we realize that Art with a capital A has no existence. For Art with a capital A has come to be something of a bogey and a fetish.” -E.H Gombrich, The Story of Art