Heartbeats (detail image)
Thursday, February 18, 2010
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The dichotomy between physical biology and consciousness in our human experience fascinates me. The heart is an organ that circulates blood through the body yet is also used as a metaphor for emotion and feeling. I think of the vital action of my own heart pumping while working out the emotional tension that makes me alive. Organic-like forms and exploding vibrant colors with blood red at their core are juxtaposed with lines inspired by wood grain. Making lines became a meditative practice and yet was also a restless, maddening process as I grew obsessed with filling empty spaces. The color explosions are an outpouring of emotional and orgasmic energy referencing mortality and impermanence.