Abstraction through Storytelling:
A lot of my inspiration comes from the visual elements that I fell in love with as a child while reading French Bandes Dessinées, i.e., Graphic Novels or word-by-word: “Drawn Strips”. I loved the square frames, the white paper, the black outlines, the flat and often bold and bright colors, and of course... the thought bubbles. When I draw I let the lines flow out freely from within, it feels like I am writing a story except that it is much easier than being a writer, and it is also very relaxing. Each stroke calls for the next so I feel guided as I go along and I always create the next line or curve with a sense of purpose and certainty. Every new stroke adds a new bit of information to the story. I don't have to actually think of a story, I can just be an Abstract Storyteller.
Working the line:
I do see a calligraphic correlation between my drawings and the science of graphology. In the sense that one’s handwriting reveals their true character traits, my personality traits are to be deciphered by the strokes of my artwork.