Over the course of my life, I have had several experiences that I call ‘other-worldly’, moments in which I perceived the world around me in an extraordinary way. One of these moments occurred while at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. I was in one room of the museum and it appeared that everything in the room was connected with lines of light; then I moved to another room and again everything was connected with lines of light; and then into a third room, and yet again, everything was connected with lines of light. Physically it took me five minutes to walk from room to room ── the actual emotional experience was instantaneous. It was, so to speak, ‘out of ordinary time and space’, in another dimension, the fourth dimension.
Another similar experience took place while I was attending a show of Rothko paintings. Rothko wanted his paintings to be shown together, which had a particularly emotional effect on the viewer. After viewing many of his paintings in the exhibit, while looking at one particular painting, suddenly, the color fields began to shift and move; one color field pulling back, another forward, both occupying the same space at the same time in an intensely emotionally positive and miraculous way.
These experiences left an indelible effect on me, and I am driven to express my understanding of the world around me through my art. Painting is an inner necessity for me; it is my life’s work, my mode of expression.
The aim in my art is to give my audience an opportunity to share my understanding of objects, and of time and space. To take them on a visual trip, a dance of colors, music, big notes, small notes, ever-changing. To see the painting on different scales, from human facial features to architectural shapes to landscapes with horizon lines. Ultimately, I wish for each to be able to see the painting as not just three dimensional but four dimensional through time, simultaneously from different points of view, moving the viewer to a higher emotional state.
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