In my paintings, I create abstract forms that fuse human, animal and botanical elements, using small dots as building blocks. The idea of building forms out of dots was inspired by the experience of drinking tea and glimpsing intriguing images in the tea grounds at the bottom of the cup. As a result of building forms this way, the imagery portrays all things in creation as interconnected, as being composed of the same constantly recycling atoms, and ultimately, part of one unified field of energy, as described in both eastern religions and modern physics.
The use of circles originated from the circular framing of the cup around the tea grounds.
Patterns in nature are also a major inspiration, especially that which appears in tree branches, neurons and river networks.
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