The Spaces Within – 2016
The Spaces Within offers an exploration of the human condition. I was moved to explore the essence of individuals embraced in each of the works through two mediums. The first contains works where the figurative element of the work is quite readable by the viewer, and the viewer will experience a subjective and objective experience and immersion into each of the works on a literal and emotional level. Through abstraction I pose the questions to the viewer: Who is this person? What is this person feeling? What is the character of this person? Is this person someone I can relate to; that I would want to have in my life? Is this person someone that needs support that I might offer or might support me?
Through the use of negative space, in the next group of forms, while the abstraction is enhanced, the work retains the same intention for the viewer to see the work as offering deep insight into the complexity and beauty of a given individual, ‘The Spaces Within’, as it were.
I look at the work, and I see transparency. True insight into the detail of the character of individuals. All aspects of goodness, generosity, spirituality, stress, depression; whatever it may be but in the end a beautiful entity as a whole.