This body of work is a visual representation of reactions created with paint on canvas. The base layers were thrown down quickly, furiously, and emotionally. Those initial marks were thoughtfully planned around, erased, and responded to with forms and colors. A compilation of pre-meditated and split second thinking came together in this ongoing circle of reaction and rebuilding to create each painting. The individual pieces were made in response to one another, being painted simultaneously and collaborating with one another. With this body of work I strive to communicate and connect over the emotions each day brings and how we can have constructive and expressive responses to them.
Reactions is on display at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts January 27th - March 24th.