marble 3 (2007)
Every artistic choice I make, from which paintbrush to use, to which color to pick up, is made directly in connection with, and in order to express, my mental and emotional energy. To engage with and release the maximum energy, I give my faculties free reign, for they are my strength. But what of beauty? Does the artist bring acceptance, honesty, and openness to her energies? With what attitude does she meet them? A native love of and passion for painting is the field into which my expressions consistently emerge. Power and beauty are the ultimate energetic combination, the combination and juxtaposition that create the quality of aliveness. For maximum constructive effect these must be in balance, or power is mere machinery; beauty hollowness. Triumph in the wedding of these two qualities, in artistic terms results in the second greatest gift humanity gives to itself: the work of art. It is an ongoing, dynamic relationship in which I am continually and vitally engaged day by day.