Everyone wears clothes, I paint... .......I have put my clothes, and those of people I have met during my trips in the U.S., onto my canvasses.
For me, this is about an exchange between minds, a process of evolving by losing something of ourselves, about learning something from a stranger or ourselves.
I symbolize this using the clothes.
I have cut them, torn them into pieces, and sewn them onto canvasses.
The pieces of cloth show or hide parts of the painting, just as we always hide things from ourselves or other people. You can lift pieces off the canvas and look beneath, thus changing the painting itself.
I try to create a spirit of evolution and freedom, and focus on the important role the clothes play in the evolution of mind.
Colors, energies and forms are a language, visible and invisible, from which you can read the vibes and spirituality within your life, just as you can upon my canvasses .
I paint about people I have met, about life.
I try to show the emotions that come from people, which I absorb as if I were a sponge and express through the presence of the cloth.
The clothes are symbols, fetichs, Voodoun, energy on my canvas.
As I worked on the canvas, coincidences surrounded the work and my life.
I felt that an invisible force was guiding events, but I tried to stay detached from it. At the same time I realized that it was going to teach me more and more about myself. It changed me from the inside out, like a snake, accelerating, opening the dark line in front of me across the bridge.
I felt born again in "Spiral-time".
We all grow up with suffering or joy.
I think that everything is a long chain, permeable, connected from the body to the spirit, from the past to the future.
I.G. , Miami, August 98.
|8."The burning man"