These are my sensitive creatures.
faces. portraits. creatures.
If there were a special camera or glasses to see people and things—not just their physical attributes, but also their experiences, their troubles, their sicknesses, their connectedness or lack of to everything around them—I think they would look very similar to my paintings. I do not draw what people look like; I draw maps of their experiences, feelings, energy, and relationships among their physical, emotional and energetic environments.
We are all sensitive creatures.
I love being a fly on the wall at a show. I love to watch people interact with my work and not know I’m the artist. I get to hear real authentic feedback. One show there was a couple talking about the work and he said “they all look so sad.” and she said “no… they’re not sad. They’re just sensitive creatures” I was so touched and it stuck because she was right. I never looked at my creatures as sad. It’s just all the stuff on the inside brought outside. Like wearing your heart on your sleeve.