I like to use books pages as my starting point. Unlike blank canvas, a book starts conversing with you right away. I listen to that voice carefully and let it guide my creative process.
Sometimes it’s the texture, the spacing of the text on a page what leads me into particular interaction with a book and creating a case of “ Landscaped Emotions”.
Or the content of a book dictates a format for blackout poetry in “The History of Lucky Strike”.
It might also be just as simple and straightforward as the idea of a travel journal in “East Coast – West Coast”.
My art is always very personal and I try to translate it into something more universal and metaphysical. I cherish the idea of internal connection and interaction between old books’ authors, myself as an artist and a viewer.