A Luminous Gap – RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR, 2022
I was recently introduced to the Tibetan term Bardo, and while it most commonly refers to the afterlife, it can also describe moments when a gap appears – an interruption, a space of uncertainty, or a transition. This in-between place can feel unsettling, but it can also be a bridge to new beginnings. Last year I began experimenting with abstraction, and as I moved between states of confusion and clarity in my studio, I felt like I was in the Bardo. My new series of paintings, “A Luminous Gap,” illuminates the highs and lows of being in the unknown – a place of possibility, freedom and chaos.