Those of us who live in big cities are always rushing from place to place, dealing with crowds,
worrying to get to the next place we are going to punctually. We are not aware of the wonderful
world surrounding us, the ordinary objects that when really observed become icons of the world
we inhabit. Slowing down and really observing the world we live exposes us to the incredible
beauty and complexity of the most mundane objects we pass unseeingly every day.
These thoughts brought me to the series of paintings I am currently working on. As I tried to be
more aware of the world around me, I began to look at store windows which I was always
quickly walking by. I began to see the letters or symbols on these windows as well as the things
that were inside, and the reflections of the outside world; these images began to conflate. I
couldn’t differentiate among them, could not tell what was on the surface, beyond the surface,
and reflected on the surface. I realize that this vision was like our lives where past, present, and
future are often so intertwined complicated they cannot be separated.