Many times I want to stop the speeding train and get off. For years my dear friend - my imagination - would accompany me as I activate the emergency brake to bring the speeding train to a sudden halt.
In my search for the means to assist me in preserving the precious moment when the train suddenly stops, I discovered painting. During those magical breaks from movement, I create and when it is time to reboard the train, these magical creations board the train as a wanted passenger.
I combine materials - I am a freak for materials - rough with the delicate, dark with the bright, and rough with the smooth. Mixing materials intrigues me. For me the canvas is just a two dimensional beginning to a three dimensional end. I create using construction materials: cement, aluminum, iron, wood, stone and concrete. I prefer raw materials with rough texture and natural color, in particular concrete and its shades.
After establishing the base using construction materials, I begin creating with lines. I love drawing lines. The construction-material base embraces the line eagerly. A line drawn on concrete is timeless, like the adhesion of man and woman. The delicate quality of the line acts in opposition to the strong construction materials as they join together in perfect harmony to create a whole. There remains no conflicts, rather we experience a perfect compliment.