Picture-making is attractive to me as a communicational device that explores the idea that I am not required to open my mouth nor type-out or handwrite any words. That, pictures are a message in an Other form. By this, I mean, a way to express something that words cannot do justice to. And certainly, that my words cannot do justice to. For me, on a personal level, the frustration of grasping for the words needed to make a union between picture and text, has gone on long enough and, any words worthy of a committed statement (especially around abstract imagery) remain illusive.
The appeal then of these ideas finds its root in my distrust of my own communicational ability with words, and this is the reason why I chose to make pictures in the beginning and, maybe, why they have become so abstract: as, a way to the “talk” or “write” differently from the social norms of mouth-orientated conversation and explanation and text-based letters and words. To seek expression of value in a pictorial communication.
Thus, I make pictures, which I hope convey, at least, something, via a language that pictures have, which words do not.