Size: 16.75"W x 13.75"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
I painted this without a clear concept in mind. As a result the story is left for the viewer to ascertain. Is it about loss? Is it about starting over? What will her next chapter be? What is she looking at? Is there someone standing just outside of the frame? Or is she simply staring contently into nothingness? Is there even such a thing as nothingness? What is it that is about to occur? The mystery is what I love about this piece. I love not knowing. I painted it on 1/8 inch deep Ampersand Aquabord with watercolor. The finished painting is sealed with an archival, UV resistant, clear acrylic. No glass required.
My work is emotionally layered, messy, textured, and rhythmic in thought. Much like an improvised solo, scattered color often moves freely in and out of the structured chord progression, of an idea, and/or feeling. I enjoy using colorfully sewn characters in my paintings to make lighthearted statements of frustration, motivation, love, lust, and absurdity. However, there are moments in my work where the process, of emotional release, is more important than the idea. The meaning is then left for the viewer to ascertain. In any case, a layered improvised mess of scratchy lines and colorful noise invade each piece creating a sense of movement and musicality. I currently live and work in Minnesota and hold a Bachelors in Fine Art from the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul MN.