“I have had a longstanding interest in patterns. This body of work was inspired by a rose pattern on an antique kimono that belonged to my aunt. Through painting I came to understand my desire to enliven or reconstitute the roses by recreating them in paint. I wanted to take them out of their flat textile limbo, setting them in the primordial world of water. Subjects I choose are based on my empathic, subjective response to them and are a way of locating myself in the world. I can more fully comprehend these kinds of things once I begin painting.
My process is one of give and take, the work directing me as much as I direct it, always trying to balance the two. It is a dialogue between the conscious and the unconscious mind, allowing for the fortuitous to enter.”