My intimacy with art started when I was 12 years old through music. I had studied piano for some time, then went on to drawing, painting, ceramics and some carpentry. As my relationship with God developed so did the growth in my artistic capabilities.
As a person constantly looking for knowledge, I focus on finding new techniques and experimenting with different materials.
My motivation often comes from real life moments or dreams. For me to realize my work, I rarely repeat my creations since each piece of art expresses the instant of my life I am living at that particular moment.
I’m inspired mostly by the challenge of creating something that does not yet exist or is deemed as “can not be done”.
I choose elements for my works from my surroundings, what is available or what I can get when I am traveling.
If I go on a trip and I see a rock or any unusual object, I immediately think
¨What can I do with it? is there anywhere it can fit into my current work?”
This helps me to stay motivated by combining elements that resist monotony in my work. I believe that I must embrace change in order to avoid repetition. It can be difficult to discard what no longer matters, is considered un-important or un-interesting without fear of being criticized.
Change is evolution. It is the only constant in change.
In the Bible Ephesians 1:3 says, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ”. Art is more than painting and sculpting impressive pieces, for me, it is an expression of my hard work.
It’s about expressing my feelings and sharing my God-given creativity for people to enjoy and connect with.
By using simple lifeless paint and materials, God has given me the ability to create emotional pieces that reach each person, soul, and heart.
“Reflections on what the mind creates and the soul feels”