Using large brushes with water-based paint, working with abandon on heavy rice paper.
I find freedom, fluidity and honesty in this medium.
Through pure moments of absorption in the work a piece can come mysteriously to life.
This work is a way for me to engage directly with my imagination from point zero, not doing anything in regards to producing an image of the past, and staying fresh in the moment with brush and paper.
These came out of my dream about being an iridescent, translucent spider hanging from a single thread in the dark space of night. A timeless, content-less dream, so powerful that I continue to draw from it in my work.
I have always been interested in images that are subliminal, that appeal to the multiple levels of awareness. Perhaps it is connected to my work as a hypnotist. I like seeing people change. I like giving people more options than they thought they had. These figures present a backdrop, a shadow presence, a mood, or a longing; speaking to your unconscious; rather than representing something literally.