My Organs (2009)

Through contrasting color and repetitive forms, I am mapping out emotional landscapes. These internal topographies include abstract configurations that reference the recurring nature of thoughts and behaviors. Specific shapes mimic body structures and blockages. I then create ways to move around and through these structures through rhythmic lines. Lines often echo the denser forms of the paintings, and often produce the shapes. Older works are less controlled through use of line and depend on the materials of spray-paint and thick gesso, acrylic, and ink, creating spontaneous bursts of impact between paint structures. Through my painting and drawing techniques, I am imitating the motions of thoughts and steps through life. My vision is to work through different materials in order to create an acknowledgement of the depth of the experience of the cyclical nature of living. I also believe that these cycles can move into new directions, transforming a person’s life. ...

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Through contrasting color and repetitive forms, I am mapping out emotional landscapes. These internal topographies include abstract configurations that reference the recurring nature of thoughts and behaviors. Specific shapes mimic body structures and blockages. I then create ways to move around and through these structures through rhythmic lines. Lines often echo the denser forms of the paintings, and often produce the shapes. Older works are less controlled through use of line and depend on the materials of spray-paint and thick gesso, acrylic, and ink, creating spontaneous bursts of impact between paint structures. Through my painting and drawing techniques, I am imitating the motions of thoughts and steps through life. My vision is to work through different materials in order to create an acknowledgement of the depth of the experience of the cyclical nature of living. I also believe that these cycles can move into new directions, transforming a person’s life. Through repeating abstract forms, I would like to create an understanding in the viewer of liberation through repetition. I am informed by my readings of psychoanalytic literature, mindfulness, and the nature of overwhelming experiences that people are exposed to. I question how one is saved through transforming repetitive experiences rather than through performing compulsions.

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