Artist Statement Submitted 2019
Through interpretations of drawing and painting, I use symbols to mentally trace human interaction. This mapping builds physicality of textures to depict the transition from joyous to disastrous and back again. Although, moments of every day life can be seemingly unrelated or benign, they can also be manifested symptoms of wounds continually reopened. Using a variety of materials can communicate the individuality of these daily experiences with positive or negative outcomes. When damage occurs, reassembly is required of the cut, torn, or broken in unique ways, and as an extension of the unique people involved. It is of particular interest to me how these interactions are fueled by societal issues of racial, religious, or gender inequalities. Smaller works might focus on a single moment, while larger works may deal with history repeating itself. In this way, shifts in scale provide another means for materials to communicate.
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