‘I’o is looking at the material parts of our natural world that systematically combine and constitute the flesh that is tangible and sensory. The material food that is nutrient and readily available from the body is transcribed through paint color, and the combination of marks that mix optically. The painting becomes a relic of and for the animal; once form follows and materializes.
The kauna or entendre of using these words to describe my painting process exposes a pound of my own flesh; my personal truth. It is important especially in this present introspective moment to admit humbly, that our human lives our realities, conscious and unconscious is interconnected with the natural world. In these paintings, I offer my experience with the worlds in between bodies, a life lived in the instantaneous dynamic of life, death, and consumption. The painting language that develops as a result of following out my personal truth is a conscious effort toward a communicative strength, a deeper internal knowledge.