We live in a broken world, full of distances and rifts between and across cultures. I think life is about relating to others with empathy in spite of these breaks. I paint in oil on broken plaster shards with the hope that my work might move us away from complacency.
For my subjects, I choose people whose rich inner life comes across on their faces, because it allows a viewer to delve into the sitter's psychology. If we can actually see each other, we can pursue life compassionately without getting stuck in its rifts.