The motivation for my artwork comes from a love to paint. I will also credit an interest in philosophy, particularly the thoughts of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. In many of their literary explorations Deleuze and Guattari have explored the aesthetics of a work of art, which add to it’s Aura, of timelessness.
In my work aim to explore those qualities. I am to portray the potential for colour and texture to translate into triggers for sensation. From sensation there is form. I investigate how form becomes something that offers different meaning to each viewer. In many ways I am questioning the link between representation, romanticism, and meaning making.
In terms of my formal education, I have both a degree in Visual Arts and a MA in Comparative Literature and the Arts from Brock University, as well as a diploma in graphic design from Niagara College. As an artists I believe it is a priority to remain conscious of the potential links between visual arts and culture by exploring other disciplines, such as literature and science, in an effort to continue advancing my work through their influence.