Experience does not happen in a vacuum. We effect and we are affected.
I think about forces colliding and ricocheting off each other. I think about the chase. Of wanting what you can’t have. Like Wiley Coyote and the Road Runner, he comes so close to catching what he desires but always goes one step too far and comically falls off the cliff. While I take my feelings seriously and am constantly at battle with trying to understand and make use of them, I also always make sure to carry with me a sense of light-heartedness.
If you can’t have fun along the way, then what’s the point?
School of Arts & Humanities
MA Painting, 2018
I make paintings from graphic sketches in an attempt to visually personify my internal emotional turmoil. I think a lot about “forces.” What happens when two forces come together and ricochet off each other? What happens when one is acting alone?
Excerpts from iNotes:
Sort of knowing/ Big Bronco/ perfect timing/ Darling Doll/ I accidentally complicated things/ hunger and delight/ separate the sour and pick up all the cream/ protect myself from feelings/ full but unsatisfied/ Close but no Cigar.
- BA Fine Art and Art History, Oberlin College, 2013