Strategy vs. chance

Are you one of those people who plan everything?  Or are you more of a risk taker?  Let the chips fall where they may?  Do you ever ponder how your life would be different if it weren’t for a few random auspicious/inauspicious incidents?  Is serendipity how you roll?

I have been thinking about those things lately.  Sometimes we have to roll the dice, risking it all, or play it safe.  Follow a strategy. Those thoughts inspired this painting.

E_Warren_Gamble_12x12_oil_on_wood

Thanks for following my art musings!

My best,
Emily Warren

Published by Art Belongs to Everyone

Remember Reflect Reform In this work, I have been exploring phenomena of memory augmentation. I experimented with reflections and cinematic images by juxtaposing photographs, paint, wood, and mylar. The direction of the work includes painting intimate, reflective, observations of augmented memories.  I began by building a cabinet of curiosities as a way to form a tableau painting and experiment with different media. Inspired by the relief paintings by artist Sally Han, I built a model of a Victorian cabinet using tenets of Darwin's theory of evolution. I painted on a variety of surfaces including wood, photographs, and adding raw lumber to the pieces. In this process, I disassembled the cabinet to give autonomy to each piece. Although I diverted from the original idea of a final installation, there was an impulse to paint larger. Adding mylar was yet another way to accentuate reflection as a part of the critical dialogue with the work. The final result offers an opportunity to remember, reflect, and reform.

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