My work is instinctive and spontaneous, thus there is not an overarching theory for creating other than letting my emotions take over. Most of my time seems occupied by satisfying a relentless curiosity about everything. I listen, I read, and I walk around collecting emotions which lead to sudden impulses to create. Some people have the ability to understand and communicate the feelings of another. For my part, I don’t readily understand them, though they affect me deeply. Experiencing and witnessing humanity, laboring to understand its condition is what drives me. I record fleeting moments, landscapes, people and colors as a mean to an end. The figures and shapes you see in my photographs or find in my paintings are not my subject. Whether it is a statement about walls, a plea about war, a scrutiny of alienation, or a message of hope and harmony, the themes always reveal my perception of humanity and its condition. I just want to create a path to an emotion.