I work with an evolving vocabulary born out of memory, intuition, and built and cultural environments. Recurring motifs of clouds and smoke recall my upbringing in Singapore where I lived in high-rises and windows that opened onto views of the sky. They also remind me of incense smoke in Taoist temples filled with impenetrable dark shadows and colorful religious iconography.
Works accrue structure and meaning through the application of time and full measures of attention. Very often, the most satisfying pieces are those that end up in entirely unexpected places. A big part of the allure of the process is finding places that I do not already know.