I scribble. Distilling anxious visions and thoughts into movements of my hand, I mark on the paper in waves of color and line-- sometimes tranquil, sometimes violent, never still.
My work ebbs and flows, sometimes methodical and meticulous while other times frenetic. Imagery is painted, then scrubbed away with bleach, then painted again, then scrawled over-- the pendulum swings between serenity and chaos, reflecting the duplicitous nature of the lived experience with anxiety. Containment is a recurring theme; I incorporate the motif of frames, representing the effort to contain anxiety which is sometimes successful yet others only builds pressure further. I never find myself entirely at peace nor entirely in despair, and consequently, the paintings and drawings I create are filled with the echoes of both states of mind.