For me creation of my works is a spontaneous experience of "The Controlled Accident".
I don't plan and the only real choices I make are the colors allowing their shape to take on an unfolding of it's own. I know my motif is circles and my paintings are circles within circles because that is the visions I experience and that is the import, the subject of all my works... my visions. I name all my pieces "Wheels Within Wheels" as a reference to the prophet Ezekiel's experience of the "Fiery Chariot" being a spiritual vision and I like to relate to my experience as spiritual visions which I have had periodically since childhood.
I know I am prone to being psychotic as I have been hospitalized a number of times with this condition placing me in a delusional state beyond the ability to cope with the world we share. I am on psychotropic medications daily to mitigate my symptoms so now my hallucinations, my visions do not overwhelm me. Usually they overtake me at night and I peruse painting them as floating spheres of light. My pieces are a snapshot out of a movie capturing only brief flash of an unfolding vision.
I feel my works are inspired because they go beyond imagination into a realm where I become a veichele