I use the physical shape of the canvas to depict a psychological or emotional experience or feeling. They're not representing a literal body, but an experience or memory. The relationships of the shapes within the painting are dynamic and can push, pierce and bounce against each other, defining themselves and how they relate to one another. The moments of visual tension defined with color, pattern and texture.
I am using abstraction to talk about memories or experiences in a visual not literal way. People have memories that are difficult and I use mine as fuel to begin a piece. Some shapes within a painting can be twisted or bent within the composition, but find a path to exist in a beautiful way.