The “Abandoned/Restored” group of works are about expressing torn down values and the process of rebuilding what was destroyed. The bottom line is that a life matters in spite of all sorts of conflicts come along. When chaos or catastrophe hits, no matter how devastating it may seem, instinct tells us to rebuild life with what is left behind, even if it will never be the same again.
My theme, “Abandoned/Restored,” is a continuation of the previous themes, “Interiors,” “Fortresses,” and “Retreats;” however its images depict ruins, rubble, nurses, and struggling society in the early last century.
As one is being restored, the value of humor or humility has to play key role. Some paintings depict pierrot, or a harlequin’s actings to give the comedic aspect of process of restoration.
The context of dwellings varies individually…
The idea of this theme is the exploration of different ideas and settings; what it is to live in ever changing circumstances. While we move from place to place, who we are as individuals remains rooted in our personal beliefs.
Interiors, Fortress, Retreat
This is about reclaiming one’s self-identity. Too often we’re living in a fast paced world tendency to forget what’s truly important. These paintings are about symptoms of melancholy. It’s about realization of loss of self, value, mental-spiritual wellbeing. Figures are lifeless bound in some unknown places and in by gone era; haunting wishing if they could be out of confinement of fixed formats.