What is it about you that you would like to unveil? What truth would you uncover? Ever thought of what would be revealed about yourself if you dug deeper?
I removed layers of myself this past year. I dug to the bottom to uncover all the reasons behind my existence. An existential crisis one I assume would naturally go through right before turning thirty. I questioned everything, and my artwork was no exception. What is my voice supposed to look like in the over saturated world that is contemporary art today? In the search of finding meaning behind what I created I had to un learn all that I had been creating. I reversed what had been taught to me through years of conditioning and started breaking some rules. I went back to the basics. Colors, shapes, negative space and lines became my focus in the studio. That meant sometimes letting paint do more work than I did or telling a lot by showing a little. Simplification. The practice of decluttering both in my mind and in my art. This process was exciting, scary, revealing, and challenging to say the least. There were canvas’ painted over and several papers ripped to pieces in this exploration. Nevertheless, the exploration continued and resulted in the twelve pieces I am showing today. Each one captures a moment or evokes a feeling. Each one tells a different story. They unrestricted but contained. Complex but clear. This is the unveil of me when I’m not trying to be what I am not. I am a storyteller. I am in a constant search of learning about our temporary human experiences on Earth. I am passionate and emotional. I am expressive and sensual. I am a voyeur. I want to show you something you may not understand by showing you how it feels. And it’s no secret, I love being a woman.
This collection captures me at the brink of my own transformation. My intention was to capture the essence of human moments abstracted. The female is my protagonist and leading lady in most of my stories, narrating my experience in this pivotal chapter.