|I have always been fascinated
with the psychodrama of intimate relationships. In the psychology of sex,
Object Choice refers to the type of person or thing selected as a focus
for sexual desire or activity. As adults we often bring subconscious fragments
of our childhood into our emotional lives. This repeatedly creates tension.
Object Choice is a repetition of contradictions: the conflict between intellect
and emotion, the battle between high and low, the struggle between childhood
perception and adult experience.
It is my aim to ground my paintings in direct physical practice, without
the distance of glossy fabrication. I take great pleasure in making things
with my hands and being directly engaged with my work, leaving hand-hewn
traces of brushstrokes, thread and bits of roughly sewn paper. The simple
iconography, cheerful colors and use of common craft materials lend an air
of warmth and accessibility. The words I paint the are subconscious contradictions
I hear in my head: incongruous and oblique. The psychic world of my childhood
is ever present in my adult consciousness. Through my physical process I
invite the viewer to participate in that world with me.