The Reflections Series is about my personal reflections on living in our complex
world. ‘Reflections’ are most apparent when we see images reflected
back from the surface of the water or look at the hidden currents beneath the surface.
‘Reflections’ for me also means looking inward and reflecting on my
thoughts of world around me.
I reflect on everything from the major political and social issues of the day to
the changes that are apparent in our daily lives. I am aware of, and affected by,
our growing digital society, on its hidden agendas, on digital data collection,
and on information overload. This constant sensory input can be overwhelming and
contribute to a visual and experiential burden that is way beyond our ability to
cope. My art is a metaphor for this situation, and shows us a way to look at it.
We can clearly grasp the overall picture, with its clear-cut forms and brightly
colored surfaces. And, we can come in closer and, upon closer observation, peer
into the complex patterns and details of the tiny trails that are dug into the surface,
offering us a pathway to traverse or a spiral to master.
My reflections have shown me that something can be one thing when we approach it
from the outside, then upon closer observation it shows up as something else. Whether
conscious or not, everything in my art becomes a metaphor for looking at the world
we live in.