Installation view at Herzliya Bienniel 2007
My paintings aim to be intimately close and formally detached. Their starting point is my immediate environment, whether that is my body, my bed, or my family members.
I attempt to mix, merge, and synthesize my daily routine with the act of painting in which the object presented mimics the tools of painting, so that my paintings and my life infiltrate one another. For example, the way in which I lay down oil paint mimics the way I spread chocolate on bread, apply a mud mask to my face, or squeeze toothpaste from the tube. Similarly, the canvas I paint on is associated with the various fabrics I use in my home.