Monday, October 26, 2009
I'm in a print portfolio exchange with Towson University and this is my print that will be included. It will eventually be an edition of 50, I printed 8 on Sunday, it was nice to get some things started. I've named it Swarm and it's 5" x 5" printed on 11" x 15" Arches Cover.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
This body of work started with small sketches. I would make these drawings in a completely intuitive manner, and I began to notice that on different days I had different types of mark and various outcomes. I began to explore why each drawing was so vastly different. I would track my moods, daily activities, and concerns during those days and began to realize that the marks, colors used, and speed of the mark all remained the same from the days in which I was doing or feeling similar things. I then started intentionally going to certain places, listening and feeling the energy around me and translating it into marks. I started combining an entire day’s marks into one composition to see what would happen. I started to notice a new energy emerging on the page when marks would combine or overlap with other marks. This intentional and unintentional tension really appealed to me. The marks that would develop by themselves and then intertwine and intermingle with other marks on the page, were the most interesting, yet unintentional. The energy that emerged on the page appealed to me.
I started thinking about the combination of the different types of mark and how that could be interpreted. In one day I wear many different hats. I am the random girl on the Metro, a daughter, a soon-to-be wife, a gallery coordinator, an artist, all these different things, but yet no one person has the same experience with me. Different people interpret all of these different roles, and many of those people have very different interpretations of me. No one sees me like I see myself. The relationship I have with myself and my own interpretation of myself is completely unique. These marks on the page represent the different “interpretations” of my day; the different relationships I have with other people.