REFLECTIONS SERIES: WORKING WITH DARKNESS
TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE SHADOWS WE ALL HAVE WITHIN
“Reflections” arose from the need to dive inside myself and reflect on everything that I learned from my personal experience of the collective pressure cooker we are all in. Surely, I do not need to name the specifics now, because they are currently living but in time the intensity of this specific time will fake in our awareness to something new.
Working with darkness has been cathartic. To acknowledge the shadows we all have within, and to allow any thoughts or feelings to arise from it without a label. To balance them all into some sort of personal order.
Reflective metallics, golden lines, and shapes echo some of nature’s movements—like the passing of clouds, the luminosity of the sun, or the rising of waves in the ocean—are layered on a dark, almost completely black background. You may see something else entirely.
These paintings use cold wax, chrome paint, and watercolor on black paper to create images that shift with light’s direction. As your eyes move past the world hints of images emerge and disappear. You can view them by entering the virtual exposition below.
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