CIRCULATE 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. It circulates.
My latest body of work entitled CIRCULATE will opening at the Kelli Kaufman Studio and Gallery - November 21, 2020 from 6-9 pm. Working towards this show in the midst of a global pandemic has been challenging, and bearing this in mind, we are working towards having a virtual component for the show, so that everyone may enjoy the work safely.
Check out our event page for CIRCULATE's opening on Facebook here.
Please Note: Masks will be required upon entry. Thank you for your Co-operation!
*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*