In a tunnel under a freeway, there is a wall given to Helper Junior High students to tag and spray as they deem fit. Painted there is a statement, “Art expresses that cannot be explained”.
This statement was poignant to me because in my process, creating art is an intensely private and personal experience. It is difficult to describe, because it is neither confined solely to materials or techniques nor is it explained through language.
When I am completely absorbed in my work there is a sense of mystery, chance, hope and a feeling of transformation. These elements become part of the painting. They are the part that connects us with each other.