The HOPE series depict nature in motion. By means of abstractions, they try to explain and understand disdain towards our environment. Color and movement mimic our planet’s cycles in all its wonderful glory. As if weaving a tapestry with paint, the images are built using a cornucopia of vibrant colors painstakingly applied, stroke-by-stroke, layer-by-layer. By manipulating pure oils using only palette knives, I am able to capture the multitude of shapes and effects that appear solely in nature.
When the work is finished, I destroy the image by making deep cuts to dramatize how our earth feels. The numerous layers of paint revealed solely through these cuts highlight the need to unravel the truth by digging deeper and taking action.
The powerful, sometimes whimsical strokes are also tools to generate questions, which, in turn, help to disseminate my environmental message.