My intention as an artist is to provoke an essential exchange between the art and the viewer. I want engagement; to extract an emotional response.
Much of my work starts in abstraction, but often a portrait emerges. I love it when this happens. I don’t know who they are, but the arrival triggers a profound recognition, some kind of reunification from a lost connection.
At times when I look back on a finished piece, I’m startled by what it says or how it elicits such a visceral response and I believe my best work has a sound or movement to it that communicates to the core of the viewer. ~ Mary Lonergan