"Throughout life we make decisions on our future.
A simple choice can create a dramatic long term change down
the track. We can sit back and relax while life just happens,
or we can take action and make a turn.
You cant lose on a journey - you can only learn!!"
While trying to find a voice with my work, thru frustration,
I chose to reference a self-portrait taken while on a decade
trip around the world well before I had even picked up a paint
brush for a living.
During my journey decisions, more than occasionally, where
made over a coin flip,
which led to several unplanned adventures.
In the composition of this piece I chose to remove myself,
but in deep thought of my motivations came the symbolism of
the journey and the tracks of life for which I had been and
To help tell the story, I placed specific items to symbolize
each part of my message.
With the immediate connection of this piece, it forced me
to deeply search my own reasoning for the paths of life I
travel, and led to showing my emotions and questions in each
one of my canvases, with an understanding that we are all
similar and connected, even if we do not discuss it with others,
or do not comprehend our own conclusion of ‘why’
at that moment.
‘True Value’ was never the currency of the coin,
but the random outcome of experiences once flipped.