“Clues of Chemical Change” seeks to present an individual perspective on the notion of the self and its constant transformation through experiences, stories and technological advancement. Created sporadically throughout the course of the pandemic, the work serves as a vulnerable expression of the artist’s psyche during this unprecedented time.
The work seeks to celebrate the natural disorder involved in both the physical act of painting and the built environment. Mistakes and idiosyncrasies are celebrated as conduits of conversation.
The work also considers the relationships between seemingly inanimate and animate objects and their influence on each other. Somewhat familiar characters often appear on a dreamlike plane surrounded by a plethora of shapes and symbols, mirroring the feeling of a lost memory being remembered. The delicate abstract gestures combine with surreal contemporary motifs to reflect an age of fluidity, diversity, unrest and uncertainty. Materials and forms dissolve boundaries to create a singular visual network.
There is a continuous experimentation of techniques and materials in order to more accurately represent the inner and outer worlds surrounding the work. Ultimately, the artist seeks to help create a space for contemplation and exploration of perception, and the personal narratives this may generate.