Imprinted and Lasting Impression Series, Florida State Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida, 2016
The process of ink marbling has provided me with hours of endless experimentation. The use of layering and distortion comments on the complexity of the self and the mind. A dialogue between panting and the unexpected outcomes of marbling gives the work a sense of its own, such as the battle of self-opposition being fought within the psyche.
These paintings are an investigation into inner human nature. By studying psychology, my art allows me to express this understanding. My knowledge, beliefs, and experiences with each subject inform how I illustrate the internal self. The persona I reveal cannot be seen by the naked eye.
By studying how color relates to personality, these portraits explore identity. While studying psychology, I have been fascinated by personality development and the psychology of color. Color is used to define the piece and reveal the work’s personality and conflicts within. The use of colors on each is a short visual summary of prominent characteristics.