In this body of work I examine the collaboration between idea and process, and the dialogue between faith — the driving force of my work — and the viewer’s perception. The statements of St. Paul in Romans 8:19 - 22 engaged my imagination in creating this body of work, which explores through form, color, and process the bondage of nature to decay. To initiate this process I developed a vocabulary of form, which I found in leaf venation patterns. The form becomes a symbol that the eye can understand: through seeing its materiality, it can discover its meaning.
The articulation of lines represents a kind of constraint; the lines form boundaries, perhaps of culture or religion. But in these works, lines create a biomorphic form which is in the process of decay and metamorphosis. In the group hypotassō—Greek for subjected—I explore through the visual vocabulary what Paul calls the subjection of nature to decay. These forms and colors evoke ideas of bruised body parts, or a desolate, fragmented space. Similarly, the wall drawing mataiotēs—or frustration and emptiness—evokes an ephemeral landscape. Eventually, the drawing will disappear under layers of white paint, just as our own physical existence is temporary. The group eleutheria—or freedom—presents more dynamic and anthropomorphic forms that evoke life.