Artist Statement

Referring to my experience of communicating a complex idea in the form of an architectural illustration, I have attempted to combine both realism with my passion for abstraction and eroticism. During my recent five-year stay in Vienna, Austria, I took the opportunity to explore the European Capitals. My awareness of the detail and symmetry was greatly enhanced, thus leaving me to ponder how one could simplify such detail, and express it in the form of abstract art.

My recent work is a collaboration of realism overlapping abstraction within a three dimensional plane. My intrigue of human anatomy has inspired me to integrate and layer the subtle curves and graceful gestures of the body. My passion for the use of vibrant color allows the image to radiate it's own aura. Hence, a union of three-dimensional space, color and anatomy has become the focus of my artwork. This series is referred to as my contemporary collection.

My later works were a result of my time in Vienna where I produced a series of watercolors that featured erotic content embraced in architectural details and settings. This series is referred to as my erotic collection. I became so enlighten by the use of these architectural details in my watercolors that I began experiments in oil on large canvases. Using my studies of architectural details, friezes and statues, I attempted to capture and express the three-dimensional experience on canvas. This evolved into my relief series.