I guess you could say I am a bit obsessive – with a short attention span.
I choose my subjects by realizing what it is that I am most focusing on at that moment – something catches my attention, or I notice a pattern, and that becomes the theme. It could be a shape, a number, a color, or an object. I am drawn to patterns: visual patterns, thought patterns, geometry. My choices are also influenced by where I am at the time, sometimes physically, often emotionally. Themes and imagery reoccur and overlap. Sometimes a shape or a color will fascinate me for years, disappear for a time, only to reappear in a new series.
I will be seduced by paint, by wax, by paper, anything really, and for a time it becomes my primary medium. But that only lasts for a time, and then is replaced by the next new love. I don’t abandon the old loves – I just pay more attention to the new one. It is transitory and cyclical. I often return to old loves for a time, but it doesn’t last, and then it is on to the next.