Paintings everywhere

Our semester studio study plan is due next week. I am looking forward to doing new and exciting work while stepping away from largish paintings into smaller sketch paintings. The idea is to animate the sketches. I admit my editing chops are rusty; I haven’t edited anything in a few years. It should be fun. I am most excited to move my paintings off the gallery walls and into a virtual and accessible space. This animation project should satisfy my unquenchable desire to paint 24/7 and keep the work from piling up all over my studio and house.

Self-portrait 2020, 24×24 oil on linen


Thanks for following my art journey. Check out my Instagram to see more work.
My best,
Emily

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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