'Portal to Kairos' Series (2015-2016)
In this body of work, I create portals into imagined worlds, suspended in time. Painting for me is a moving meditation, a way to enter into kairos, or the “time in between.” Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning “the supreme moment”. Through purposeful intention and focused attention in the studio, time warps into an incredible fullness. It blossoms into this alternate space I articulate as a liminal realm; neither above nor below our physical reality, but rather, within it. I hope my paintings can serve as portals for the viewer to enter into their own meditative kairos, a time and place of sublime infinity and millisecond eternities. Visually, these paintings are inspired by what the mind experiences during meditation, prayer, and “relaxed attentiveness”, drawing from images of neural networks and cell structures, and by the idea of “whole brain connectivity”, when information flows freely.