I consider the imagery in my work to be a private symbolism and my shapes and forms are born from my imagination. I think of each painting as a vignette capturing a moment, experience, interaction, or feeling. My paintings are about things that mostly can’t be described in words, and things that can’t be seen, like energy.
My work process is exploratory; I rarely start a painting with a clear idea of how it will look when it’s finished. What I do instead is have a feeling I’m working toward, something slightly intangible that becomes more concrete as my decisions with color and form play themselves out. In each painting I try to achieve a very specific balance; I want the work to be visually interesting but also quiet and to promote a meditative feeling. – Lydia Bassis