In my paintings, I explore the fragmentary world of water by focusing on the surface reflection and the nuances of movement. The reflection creates an elusive mirror world that forms a barrier in the landscape through which human eyes cannot penetrate. The division between reality and reflection fragments the world, and the constant motion and ever-changing nature of water furthers this fragmentation.
This hypnotic motion of water evokes a stillness and retreat into the mirror world upon the surface, suggesting notions of quiet contemplation and introspection. In this way, reflections parallel human processes of memory. Just as the reflection on water cannot be physically touched, so our memories cannot be relived. Moreover, water is fluid and constantly changing, just like memory, and the more a memory is recalled, the more it changes, raising questions of the veracity of our remembered past.