fall/winter studio plan

The project is to paint as meditation.

The goal of the project is to explore where the meditation leads.

Do I need to spend hours and hours on the work? Yes, because painting is how I cope and meditate. What is happening in the sketch paintings in less time? I use sketch paintings to experiment and solve visual problems. I could use the sketch paintings as backdrops for animation. In short, I could paint a lot more, on a smaller scale, and animate these sketches to reveal more work in a different format. Thus, moving the work out of the gallery setting and into a digital space answers the last question raised in the review.

The work will change because I will create smaller-scaled but a larger number of ‘sketch-paintings’. A change that allows for unexpected elements, whimsy, and serendipity is an improvement. Also, I want to try animating the paintings. I want to convey tension in the work in a way that doesn’t victimize the viewer or the creator.  I will paint, animate, sculpt, and photograph often.  I will scout and shoot video and audio.  The imagery willcome from domestic scenes, familial artifacts, pareidolia from sketch paintings, and rural /urban southern landscapes.

Thank you for following my art journey! If you want to see more please follow me on instagram.


Published by Art Belongs to Everyone

The work is inspired by an engagement with play and making peace with uncertainty. I work experimentally, using a digital video to explore painting. I use sound and moving images in non-traditional ways to reverse expectations of horror and comedy. I am drawn to the whimsical nature of self-discovery. I construct repeating narratives, often depicting varying scenarios of serenity, silliness, and reflection.

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