Encaustic Arts Magazine SPRING 2017 - Page 69

Art is the outer vesture of love. Art, like love, is a force of oneness with the Infinite. When we create a piece of art, we are really re-creating or reflecting some beauty of the Infinite. ~ Sri Chinmoy My works have evolved from silence. The most essential element in art making for me lies in the process itself, in cultivating stillness and reverence while working. It is intuitive and spontaneous, exploring the fruitful periods and the droughts of spiritual experience, the natural cycles of creation, preservation and transformation. The finished works of art are a relatively permanent record of these moments, a snapshot of the intangible placed inside a physical object. They navigate and define an intermediate space between the outer and the inner, the seen and the unseen. These images wish to serve as a vehicle for a moment of contemplation, a fleeting breath beyond the earthly. When I remember times throughout my life in which I’ve had the most profound interactions with works of art, they are experiences ripe with a playful, light quality. With these works, I wish to recreate the fragrance of those moments.