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Seattle, Washington USA
I cannot of course come back. Not to this. Never.
In this series of paintings, I use the tools of classical painting to provoke unusual emotions in my audience. Great painting can be funny, or engulfing and involving. I don’t settle for less than an extremely high-impact experience for the viewer. The scale and colors appeal to a more haptic sense. These painting explore the liminal state and the distortion of time that implies.
We are living in an anxious era, artists respond through their work even as they work to escape it. The idea of my paintings is to give voice to the unscreamed scream – what has been silent and demands to be heard. They are highly charged with anxiety but also with the promise of breaking through. The scream seems hallowed, sacred, and violent, and is cloaked by society and everyday life.
Water is a metaphor, both for keeping afloat and for a tide of change. The way that water alters gesture, conferring ambiguity and disguise but ultimately revealing all, suggests the necessity of opening our eyes under water. Amid fear and loss and disorientation, we are signaling wildly; this could be a time for making new connections and building new strengths.
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