In art-making, "not-knowing” prompts discovery. Ritual sequences as process, dictates the conversation I am shaping between idea(s) and intention(s). All painting communicates through applied use of the elements and principles of art. Abstraction is self-referential, existing outside of identifiable objects and settings.
Different Elements, Specific Qualities is an early painting in a series of ‘tape surfaced’ artworks. The surface layering of paper first, recalls recreational geometry from African cultures now used in African American textiles and quilts. To make my art, process becomes a ritual of ‘serious play,’ a call and response approach to aesthetic harmony.