In his book Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being, Jonathan Fineberg presented the art of the last six decades of 20th century as a series of responses, made by men and women to the conditions of life encountered during their time. What struck me most in his view is that making art for those artists was at best a strategy of coming to terms with their moment in history.
This idea of artmaking as a strategy of being resonated and took for me the form of a contemplation around shapes and colors practiced through many media. Currently it is drawings and paintings on paper as well as encaustics on ceramics sculptures that dominate the work.
As principle I seek to keep in mind the guideline that where I am, is my studio. This attitude enables me to create a proactive mental space transcending physical locations. My practice is free of most external constrains as my work is not geared primarily towards the production of events such as commercial or institutional showings. I rather see it as a creative process where reified objects and images remains as witness. Those of course are to be shared and collected.