MAKE YOURSELF CRYSTAL
The World is a Wonderful Place With you in it.
A wonderful world speaks of themes of love and fear, loss and eternity. The visual metaphors and expressive imagery that I explore are a response to the intricate relationship between our entangled emotions and express the serendipitous illusions of nostalgia. An illusion that reveals a glimmer of hope ~ shedding light onto the seductiveness and preciousness of our emotional state. Isn't she lovely..
The complication of the experimental and expressive imagery is transformed into a small, hand bound book about hopeful mirage that brews through reflection, and its preservation . The miniature scale and feather light paper mirror the fragility of this borderline emotional experience - placing yet a greater emphasis on its preciousness.
Are you really there?
As a recurring theme, this body of work stems from the therapeutic effects of visual simplicity - purposefully distancing from any visual political, societal and emotional connotations. This series is by no means a criticism to modern society, but rather a form of escapism. By using solely the rawest materials (pencil and paper) I am able to express a suppressed and ordered chaos - by extension resulting in neatly crafted geometric illusions. The experience of creating these drawing pulls me into a state of deep focus and concentration to achieve the purposeful free hand precision.