My paintings form a record of the way I perceive the world. They are a search for harmony between conflicting elements. My working memory is unique, and how I see and interpret situations continues to change. In 2013, I had my right hippocampus removed to reduce my seizures, which is part of the reason my work has become more abstract. I find strong colors in seemingly bleak locations. My work has a subtle glow or an intensity that can make viewers speechless.
My thought process works best in calm, open spaces. I record moments in watercolor journals, then bring ideas together in my studio. This allows me to remember moments that I would otherwise forget. It is exciting when a storm appears and affects my work. What I experience during my seizures I cannot put into words, but I can express in art.