I am concerned with putting time into my work.
I touch my work a lot.
I want to use those two invisible things, time and touch, as power.
Logical, regular, the grid is the simplest of means. But this grid is marked with small irregular dots. All the same. All different. What I’m looking for in my work is a simplicity that is inviting and easy for my viewer to enter. A safe calm place where time and touch reach out and invite one to slow down. Consider your own life. Connect to your inner self. Experience a sense of boundlessness. Solitude gives me space for contemplation.
Solitude gives me time for repetitive labour. The philosopher/painter, Agnes Martin advises us:
“Say to yourself, “I want to live a true life”.
Then watch yourself.
Discover the true response you make to life undistorted by others.
Self- knowledge is not social.
Artists, take every opportunity to be alone.”