“When I paint I don’t make an illustration to create a pretty picture. For me, to ‘build’ a painting is a meditative process on the subject matter.
The matter at hand for Our Neighbor’s Ourselves has always been the connection to the people for me. What situations do people find themselves in; what is common and what is distinct. The notes I pull upon is retaining dignity, humanity, a sense of home, inevitably a sense of hope.
This year I hope to bring work which explores the living space in an IDP camp, which becomes the setting for daily routine. With the constriction and constraints, resilience begins and life moves on. I am honored that my visual dialogue can go to funds that help reinstate that hope while inviting others to process their own definition of home.”
ONO award winning artist,