My dad used to say to me as a child, “Do what you're doing, while your doing it”. It didn't mean much to me then but I have been reflecting on it while making this series of paintings.
In this body of work, I have explored the notion of everyday experiences, the way we choose to perceive them and how present we are when we do so.
These are some of the questions that I have asked myself while working on this series of paintings: Does mundanity really exist or is it perception? How fleeting are fleeting moments if we pay attention? What are the benefits of a good belly laugh? How disparate are tears of happiness and tears of frustration? How much can someone love?
Life, for me, is an experience and not a concept. A series of twists and turns that we face to test us, to help us grow in our relationships with others but also spiritually and emotionally. We can choose how we observe and interact in our life.