The question I probably get asked most often is, "what inspired this piece?"
When conjuring an explanation for work that was inspired by multiple feelings, a broad spectrum of expressions, and multiple sources of memories, it can sometimes be tricky to come up with a concise answer. The colours in my work are often a combination of those seen in my physical environment, combined with my own energetic interpretation.
The way we interact with our surroundings is always personal; it begins with our biases, we learn and adapt with our own strengths, we sieve the new information through our existing perspectives. We come out with a "well this is how I remembered it."
Embellished Conversance is a visual collection of my own patterns- the assertions I form via my own emotional approach, from my relationship to my surroundings. I learn my surroundings as only I can learn them, only through my own eyes, and there develops a unique bridge between me and my experience. I am interpreting in real time, and documenting my memory of it, after-the-fact. It's hearsay. A paint snapshot. A hand-painted MRI.
Are you following this rabbit trail? I told you it was tricky to explain. What I'm saying is, this show is a wall of mirrors that reflect my own interpretation of my relationship to the world.
The added bonus is when I get to explain the title of the work. The naming of a work feels like an act of concision to me, but for the outside world it often adds yet another facet to decipher. If you have questions about a piece, let's connect. I love getting down to details with those who ask.
I came, I saw, I painted it. And this is how I remembered it. Now it's time for you to see what you think, in person.
The show will be running now until January 2nd, 2022, along the Mezzanine wall upstairs.
Thank you to everyone who has joined and is newly joining this interaction and conversation.