"Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made. (I try to act in the gap between the two)"

Robert Rauschenberg - 1959

Vrtti Series
(Turnings)

"Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.”

-Rumi

Yogascittavrttinirodhah (1.2 Yoga Sutras)
Yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations(turnings) of the mind.

-Patanjali

The idea came about organically through yoga asana(postures), meditation, stillness and encountering moments of loneliness despite the abundance of digital connection. The square shaped paintings explore each angle, having been rotated multiple times during the course of their creation. Colors, shapes, textures, transparencies and perceived mistakes act as metaphors for the 50,000-70,000 thoughts we humans have each day... This exploration is an effort to still these thoughts, these turnings and expose them for what they are...just...thoughts.. just fluctuations... just turning... around and around....

(Each painting is to be displayed on a rotational device allowing the viewer to experience the full expression of the work)


Katha Series
(Conversations)

"The only way out is through"
-Robert Frost

These individual turnings took on a life of their own and wanted a dialogue with each other on each of the four angles. Often the two square panels started speaking in the language of opposition that at times merged toward mutual understanding : Love and Fear; Triumph and Disaster, A Tear and a Smile, Men and Angels; Friend and Foe; Jealousy and Generosity...

From the desire to vanquish loneliness and evade solitude, the emerging conversations inclined towards the whimsical, and as a fascinating consequence of these dialogues was a transformation of both the painter and hopefully the viewer. Inevitably, both become eaves-droppers, listening to the soundless dialogue exploring dualities in their on-going conversations.

(Most diptychs are to be displayed on a dual rotational device so that both panels rotate simultaneously allowing the viewer to experience the full expression of the work)

Older Paintings- 2009-2012

Again these explore color, light and texture, with the aim of creating dialogues between the viewer and painting. Scale plays a major factor in achieving an abstract, visceral and uncomplicated aesthetic.
Catalysts for these works stem back to nature, yoga and mediation, along with a nod to the New York School of Abstract Expressionists.

Ganga Miniatures 2010-2014

These were inspired by the photography of Gerhard Richter as well as a reflection on the effect of machinery verses the human hand. We have gadgets, computers and machines to create everything perfectly these days, so where does that leave the spirit of the human hand? The clothing designer Rei Kawakubo’s own meditation on this subject lead her to remove cogs on an industrial knitwear machine… her belief was that the random holes that would be created, while the machine was knitting, would leave a more authentic garment than an otherwise perfect, machine created object. It’s imperfections would make it more intriguing... and perhaps more beautiful.....

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