V. To move, or cause to move, freely through a closed system, or area.
The ideas of circulation and flow, and how these words are used to describe my creative process, have become integral to my artistic practice. This circulation of energy -whether positive or negative- in response to our daily lives and the circumstances of our current political and social climate affects each of us. My work, by its nature, is fueled by this energy via my emotional and physical state, and the process of creating is like a rediscovery of who I am at each moment I come to the canvas.
This circular energy, this flow between myself and the medium creates delicate figures that dance, and attempt to convert energy into physical form. Within the act of applying paint to canvas and styrofoam there is a constant flow that reaches to establish levels of connectivity within myself, my art, and the viewer. This dialogue between art, artist and audience creates a narrative, that flow is continuous.
Circulate debuted November 21, 2020 at Kelli Kaufman Studio and Gallery in Lafayette, Louisiana.
*This project is supported in part by ArtSpark, an Individual Artist stipend supported by the Lafayette Economic Development Authority
and administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts*