My work reflects a desire to create pieces that represent the full range of human emotion and experience, progressing from 1) pain to 2) longing to 3) mystery to 4) beauty to 5) bliss.
These five categories represent the universal progression from darkness to light.
Any movement towards light begins with the experience of 1) pain. When pain is felt, there is 2) longing for the absence of pain. This can also be viewed as the desire for joy or fulfillment. There is 3) mystery in the search for resolution of longing. Mystery can then lead to the discovery of 4) beauty, and once beauty is found, 5) bliss can be achieved.