Acrylic & ink on canvas, 40x30
*Award Recipient, "Art in the time of Coronavirus & Social Distancing", Circle Foundation, Lyon, France, 2020
As COVID19 continues to penetrate our lives in ways we never expected, it is forcing us to experience life in a different way. In these trying times, I find many of us seem to be attuning ourselves to things like nature, breath, neighbors...things that before we took for granted or ignored. Today, those things mean the world.
I continue to tune-in to the things that matter and tune out a bit the invasive noise. I'm also continuing to balance my use with technology as it is tempting to use it in higher quantities these days. I'm careful to enjoy real experiences and remember to get out and nature, hear the birds and see and experience things in person.
Here is an article written by research journalists from The Guardian Titled "Tip of the Iceberg: is our destruction of nature responsible for COVID-19?"
In this piece and the rest of her current body of work, centering acts of repetition and patterning manifest through meticulous and purposefully drawn, symbols mixed with binary code (ones and zeroes) clustered, recurring, and tightly organized. These represent noise and chaos. Part of that noise is human impact on the world, and the other is how present-day tech consumption filters life experience with the actual world and alters reality.
Putting the chaos and noise into some sense of organization is satisfying, and centering. Perhaps her nostalgia for how life was before technology and such noticeable human impact came into play, is part of the reason she is so sensitive to its current effects.
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