The dance scene in The Mask
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Oct 29, 2011
The Subway, 1950
Government Bureau, 1956
Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, 1970-1.
Acrylic on canvas, 8x120"
Acrylic on canvas, 8x120"
My work is a process of sorting out past, current, and future events in my life and environment. Each piece is a collage of situations and emotional states, laid onto canvas in paint. The result is psychological portraits of relationships, objects, and people. For me, the process of painting is a physical act of exorcism, a metaphorical emptying of the head. Color, form, perspective, and composition all act as vehicles that move me through this process of purging. This experience is very personal for me. It is my belief that once I put these images out into the world, they are still wholly attached to me and to the experiences that lead up to their making.
My ultimate goal is to create an honest experience for the viewer by fostering within them a metaphysical space where they can exist for a period of time thus inspiring an emotional state, akin to the state I am in when I paint.
I saw her work in Seoul, September 2008.
I wanted to hang these in my Living Room.
I think this was the image that was used for the Invitation Card.
I felt so *alive* standing in front of her colors.
They were magical...
I love the primal screams raging through her canvases...
They make me connect to my core self...
Process drives my painting; uncovering and peeling away material, meaning, and ultimately my self.
This new body of work includes paintings and sculpture made within the past six months. This was a process of purging as well as cultivation. The sweet switch of duality of creation and destruction plays back and forth; wiping away, erasing, and then the rekindling. With this work, I am intuitively exploring my experiences by extracting them, both consciously and subconsciously, from a visual language of impressions, recollections and desires.
The sculpture and paintings came into being through the impulse for greater physicality, more muscle and fight, a yearning to see thought made tangible. Cross-pollinating between 2-D and 3-D, the pieces lean into one and inform one another.
The undercurrent of the challenges of life, death, love, and change, are woven through each piece. I have a desire for control of each piece but consciously allow for a lack of control¬ — the drips of paint sliding down the canvases and constructed forms are a testament to the uncontrolled. The melding of paint, net, glass beads, and monkey fur result in a clash of meaning and making. I am aligning my artistic process with the process of living, seeking meaning, lyricism and striving within both.