My paintings stem from frightful thoughts, which is translated to hopeful letters. I use familiar yet not entirely recognizable shapes as signs to represent fear and loss. These signs are messages; they speak of longing for memories as well as fear of growing up, the loss of time, and most importantly, loss of loved ones. When my mom grew ill and was no longer invincible, I started to fear her death. I began these small scaled, sculptural paintings as a way of preparing for grief. While autobiographical, these wonky paintings are universal as we all go through loss.
Depending on the viewer and what experience is brought, these shapes are signs that give guidance, warning, consolation, or hope.