I discovered that it is both a pleasure and a struggle to create art, and my work moves as a pendulum between bursts of great energy and seeking quiet spaces. I want the artwork to be more than the subject and the process. I want it to be experienced without having to examine either one first.
The process is the way; the materials are just excuses to liberate my mind and soul and hope to communicate this freedom to the viewer. Paintings ask to be experienced, sculptures crave to be touched.
Being a painter was a dream when I was a child. I was raised to admire art but to look for a more ‘practical’ career, and studied computer science.
I have always been a passionate viewer and reader of anything regarding visual art. Together with the move to CT in 2002 my life priorities changed and I took classes at WHAL, the University of Hartford , Manchester and Tunxis Community Colleges.
Color has a special place in my work. I think in color, I dream in color. I find that color has strength of its own. Color is powerful; it lures, shocks or relaxes our mind at first sight. I like the feeling of reacting to color without any intellectual process. I also use my calligraphic lines as part of my expression.
Paintings ask to be experienced, sculptures crave to be touched.
Clay is an amazing medium that lets me express my feelings in a very immediate way. Furthermore, the lights and shadows on clay emphasize the multiple planes and curves I enjoy giving to my sculptures.
I have always drawn the human figure looking for its expressive strength and this path has taken me from creating architectural forms to sculpting abstractions that suggest expressive figures.
While these sculptures feel very intimate to me, I do imagine a much bigger version of them placed in a field, and people walking, standing, sitting around them and looking for their embrace.