Friday, November 15th will be the artist reception of my solo show! It’s titled, “Reflections on the inner child: a playful exhibition.”
Why the inner child theme?
There’s a state of mind that allows access to free-flowing creativity without censure from thought. Artists thrive on it, but everyone has access to it. It allows for creative problem solving. To get to that state of mind, I try to get in touch with my inner child. The paintings in this show reflect that. I think they’re fun, playful, and happy. Some are also soft and soothing like a lullaby. The titles are often fragments of childhood memory. “Lunch on the playground” is an obvious one, “Frog lobotomy” is a crack up, but my newest one, “Double Dutch,” is where I envision the direction of my future work to go.
Play is a big part of my art practice. I devote time every day to "playing with paint." This play informs my work.
I like abstract because I like imperfection. I like to call myself an imperfectionist. I like how you can take messy lines or a little bit of chaos and make a pleasing composition. I feel like that reflects life. Life is messy. No one is perfect. We might have huge flaws, or be in a bad situation, but that doesn't mean that we can't have a beautiful life. I think my paintings reflect that hope.