"The beauty of abstract form is extracted from concrete objects and distilled according to the intrinsic qualities of the form."
Chinese Literati painters felt a strong connection with expressing the rhythms of nature rather than a literal interpretation of it. This notion paralled my fascination in china porcelain paintings. I began a reinterpretation of the China patterns I had loved as a child, focusing on the decorative aspect of color and pattern combined with my love of abstract expressionism. The decorative work of the late 19th century women porcelain painters, combined with my training in Chinese calligraphy helped turn my once 2 dimensional canvases into structural planes, as I learned that there are more than just horizontal and vertical strokes. I now approach every painting as if it were a three dimensional object, creating a depth that moves beyond the boundaries of the canvas.