Full Artist's statement
"Phenomenology of Form”
In the making of my abstract painting and sculpture, I strive to move away from a human-centered world, into one populated entirely by objects composed of form and space. I refer to my paintings and sculptures as sensory experiences. There, the forms are free of the use value we assign to objects in the world around us. Rather than fulfilling human needs, or even catering to the symbolic or allegorical imagination, these forms exist independently of us, and draw the viewer into their space. They come alive on their own. To meaningfully fill space, they must become space, composed of dimensions and acquiring their own fullness of being. This way, the forms exist not as potential objects, but as something that can hold and reveal the essence of being.