My recent work is based on my responses to living in Beirut, Lebanon, after relocating from the United States.
The vitality of life and the vibrant scenes around me have become a main source of inspiration. Now that I have grown more accustomed to my surroundings, my work is more explorative, as it draws from the reality of the present, into the realm of dreams, imaginary distances and hidden pasts.
I have tried to join the collective spirit of the present and the past, with layers of symbols, signs and calligraphic expressions. The explosive changes around me have influenced my work and allowed me to draw from that access. This continuing conflict between freedom and restrictive boundaries has become one of the main components of my paintings.
In my artistic journey, my thoughts become illuminated through the painting process, and it is only when I have completed a body of work then do I understand my inner thoughts and direction. This is what makes the whole process exciting and is the reason why I paint, and in the visual pursuit; my thoughts start to clarify. That is the higher aim of art, to pursue ideas and worlds of the possible and to develop these explorations and discoveries into paint.