ABOUT

ABOUT

AN ARTIST IS SO MUCH MORE THAN THEIR FINAL PRODUCT. I BELIEVE THAT TRUE ART IS BORN OUT OF AN AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE, LIFESTYLE, AND UNIQUE PROCESS.

MY PROCESS ALWAYS BEGINS WITH THE MATERIALS AND A BLANK CANVAS. I CAN'T EXPLAIN HOW OR WHY, BUT CERTAIN MATERIALS, CERTAIN ELEMENTS JUST CAPTIVATE ME. IT COULD BE THEIR RARITY, THEIR UNIQUE BEAUTY, THEIR STORY, THE WAY IN WHICH THEY WERE ACQUIRED, OR EVEN JUST AN OBJECT OF OUR DAILY LIVES THAT IS SO FAMILIAR IT’S OFTEN OVERLOOKED.

ALL OF THESE ELEMENTS, OR MATERIALS COME TOGETHER IN THIS TRANSFORMATIVE, ALMOST SUBCONSCIOUS WAY. I RARELY SKETCH, AND RARELY PLAN A PIECE - RATHER, I ALLOW THE ELEMENTS TO SPEAK TO ME AND TO COME TOGETHER INTO THEIR INTENDED FORM.

( PHOTO : JONNY BASKIN FOR OPENING CEREMONY )