Throughout time, artists have been influenced by the situations and environments in which they find themselves. I am no exception. I had the extraordinary fortune of being the primary caregiver for my son as an infant. This series reflects my fascination with the voluntary and involuntary marks that children make – spills, sprays, and handprints.
The Asian influences are evident in the floral elements and the spare, geometric composition. While I have always admired Asian art, my son’s studies of Chinese as a second language led to a reintroduction to this work. I have taken liberties with these elements and transformed them into a sophisticated use of color with formal elements that contribute to the overall presentation of the work.