"My painting does not come from the easel. I hardly ever stretch my canvas before painting. I prefer to tack the un-stretched canvas to the hard wall or the floor. I need the resistance of a hard surface. On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting. This is akin to the method of the Indian sand painters of the West... When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It is only after a sort of 'get acquainted' period that I see what I have been about. “
These art works embrace this attitude. They were made in this manner. These art works are mixed media on paper and /or un-stretched canvas, ranging in size from 3'x 5' to 15' x 5’. The titles and the inspiration of the paintings are taken from several books I have read about topics such as; The Lithuanian Genocide, femicides in Juarez, Honor killings, girls sold into sex slavery and The Holocaust.
I have the gift of neither the spoken nor the written word, especially if I have to say something about myself or my work. Whomever wants to know something about me -as an artist, the only notable thing- ought to look carefully at my pictures and try and see in them what I am and what I want to do.”
"Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, and that you be a true poet. The last is essential"
These artworks embrace these ideas.
.I was told this body of art looks like a wound and the stitches which sew up a wound, how apropos.
I was told this art series looks like jazz.
"What is white?
It is the colour of mourning, because it folds all colours within it.
Mourning is also endless refraction, breaking you up into bits, fragments".
Edmund De Waal