In these works, I’m exploring those moments of luminosity and understanding that hover between life and death, being and non-being, meaning and ambiguity. How the chaos of life in its infinite complexity resolves itself in death and regeneration.
For several years, I have been exploring the yin/yang of this life-dance/void experience. Existentially, we constantly dance around the void, trying to accumulate meaning. We may live in the here and now, but there is always the big emptiness that surrounds us. I am examining the unframed, raw edges of life where a series of events and misadventures guide us from “the tomb of the womb to the womb of the tomb”.
A recurring theme is the fragility of life and how we can best respond to that delicate framework with its sudden shifts in direction, tone and mood. Stephen King talks about how “life turns on a dime”. We cannot know what is to come; we can merely dance the dance until the end of the song.
With these works, allusions to both personal traumas and global tragedies abound. And in the end, dancing in the face of the void is all we can do – that is the reality we must confront.