"The process of painting gives substance to the wordless. The daily artifacts found in the rooms we inhabit are charged with life; everyday poetry. It is through these familiar things that we uncover the extraordinary.
Within a painting, reality is bendable and functions as a springboard into another kind of truth. Capturing neither the past, nor the future, a painting contains repeated notations of the ungraspable present moment. Finding the subject through sustained observations and alternate descriptions avoids literal representations. Keeping a painting in flux prolongs the life of shapes and uncovers a more authentic truth beyond our preconceived assumptions. Ultimately, objects are surpassed as symbols and a unique reality emerges through the process." Jennifer O'Connell