People often think that art is something someone can purchase. In reality, art and life are inseparable. We are communicating each day through our look, words, and actions. Perhaps art does not exist, and in fact, it is simply a form of communication.

I look to ancient origins of mark-making, visual, and oral communication. I view each subtlety as an expression of the individual, and look for the clearest methods and tools to develop shapes into an abstract vocabulary. I primarily use Chinese brush, paper, ink stick, and ink stone but also work with 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 with others.