As an artist, I find difficult to answer: is it I who defines painting or is it painting that defines me… Either way, it is both a transpersonal and a narcissistic relationship.
The process of painting creates a state of Liminality, which leads to the discovery of my own essence. It is like writing a fable, one without words and one that is rather suggestive in nature. In that progression, I forget all that I know, for originality can only be achieved by reaching into my infinite possibilities. The abstract mechanics of art are same as making music, where the musician by use of an instrument transcends the process of playing; a painter transcends the limitation of medium, thus creating work that can produce an emotional response.
And when that happens, art completes life, bringing to focus what nature cannot bring to finish.