|I started out
thinking my images represented something only personal, specific to myself
and my own life; and, therefore, probably not relevant to others. However,
as I began to show the work, I found the panels were deeply affecting to
others, and individual pieces often generated strong responses as viewers
grappled to understand the “story” or message of the image. I believe
this is because the meaning of the images is gleaned by a process of self
and social examination which discerns their meaning for our lives and communities.
For this reason I now
name pieces in a group setting bringing together as 2 to 10 others
to help me figure out what the message is behind each piece. This "naming
Process" is very taxing part since it demands a connection between the
intuitive and the rational parts of the mind.