Artist Statement: Day Dream
Sunlight has the ability to illuminate and isolate a subject, which simultaneously casts the surrounding scene into shadow. Similarly, the mind has the ability to cast one's physical surroundings into darkness, in order to deeply contemplate a specific thought, in the form of a daydream.
Self-portraits illustrate these passing moments of inner dialogue, while still lives represent a physical manifestation of what a thought may look like. Though my body physically remains, my mind becomes disconnected. Temporarily removed from any outside influence, this time allows me the opportunity to exist completely within myself. A feeling of quiet solitude takes over, similar to the feelings evoked by the delicate subject matter.