To work only with black and white demands total concentration and focus to achieve a range of intensity in revealing the “color” of an object. Over time, the objects emerge from the paper. Slowly, the paper unveils what is to be where.
There is not place to hide when working in black and white. Years of art training allows me to set myself free and explore methods, images and emotions in a bold and visceral way. I must keep the whole composition in my mind as the work evolves and becomes real. At the same time, I must focus on one dot of ink at a time.
This massive technical endevor can only be accomplished through intense channeling of all that I am, all that I feel, all that I have learned, all I must be, and all that has come before me.