My inspiration to work with geometric images came from watching fireworks. I was inspired by the dimensionality, the movement and the patterns of light arching through space. In trying to paint this, I did not want a naturalistic representation of the fireworks, but the ideal image that had formed in my mind. This led me to explore geometric forms. I was interested in the ways a circle can be represented, such as, three dimensional space with movement, circumscribing pathways, rings of water or as flat radial slices of pie. I use illustrator on the computer to create line drawings which then serve as templates for my paintings.
For each painting I give myself a general direction, such as two circles merging together. To this I add repeating elements which organize the space, like interweaving concentric circles, or the play between the surface and perspective. I create random patterns into which I paint colors, sometimes following one pattern and then deviating into the other one. This I do intuitively. In this process unexpected visual elements emerge.
I am interested in communicating a sense of play and thought. In these geometric templates I am free to find my way, as though walking through a labyrinth.