like imagination. With this series of watercolors, I want to tap into the vivid
imagination of my childhood. As a child I would sit in the car playing with the
drops of condensation on the window, influencing their paths with my fingers
and watching, as the larger drops enveloped the smaller ones. I became mesmerized by the intricate
patterns the drops created. Watercolor, as an art medium, brings me back to
those moments and the mystery and beauty of water with its ability to evoke one’s
inner-world. The lines the water creates, especially when manipulated, not only
dance across the page but portray the emotions of the manipulator.
interested in the manipulation of organic processes and the contrast between
intention and spontaneity; the hard line of the marker against the looseness of
the watercolor emphasizes this. With intentional
mark-making and the manipulation of organic forms, I entice the imagination of
the viewer into a whimsical world of shape and color. In some of the images I use
my lines to depict the faces and creatures that I see within the color-scapes,
while in others I solely emphasize the shapes the water creates. In these
nonrepresentational pieces, I yearn for the viewers to let their imaginations
run wild and observe their own worlds within them, like a child seeing shapes
in the clouds. This series intends to connect the viewer and myself to the joy
of childhood wonder and the incredible power of our imaginations.
Ultimately, I am trying to reconnect with the roots of my creativity and have
fun again. In the process, I am rediscovering my passion, my past, and myself.