My art is my statement.
To clarify, I believe that the ability to communicate is that which distinguishes art from craft. If a piece of art can not be conceptually received and understood, or if something aesthetically pleasing was not created with the intent to express something, then it is not art. It may be design, or it may be craft, or it may be a beautiful arrangement of petals on the ground in spring. But by my definition, art is intended to express something greater than the sum of its parts.
Dance can be art, music can be art, a deliciously-prepared meal can be art... and life, itself, is art when it is imbued with meaning. In a society without meaning, we become artless.
More personally, art is the wellspring of my will to live; and without art, I become lifeless.
I derive the meaning and inspiration for my art from a synthesis of science, magic, and psychology. In terms of human expression, these fields may roughly encompass the logical left brain, the intuitive right brain, and the way that we understand and apply these forces of our mind as an active personality. This stems, of course, from my feeling that art is an expression with an impact; my art is very much a self-expression, a reflection of my internalized circumstances and relationships, hopefully delivered in such a way as to impact the viewer.
Through my art, I endeavor to illuminate my mysterious and shadowy subconscious, mystical dream narratives of both the individual and the collective, the elements of Earth’s glorious biosphere, and a limited perspective on the vast cosmos (in which all of these things are nested).
Once it has been depicted, it can be shared; the cycle has only been completed when it has been received by an audience beyond myself.
Thank you for receiving these things; I hope that they serve you on your journey.