January 22 - March 26, 2022
From the Irving Arts Center:
“Artist Statement (Ancient Hymns)
I do spiritual chanting as I work with an image’s formal elements. A sense of spirit directs my application of pigment to the canvas.
This approach has been shaped by a rootedness in Hinduism’s music, mythology, and symbolism–as well as with the West’s mostly-secular conversation with painterly abstraction.
The knowledge that drives the practice of yoga also informs my American creative life.
With all that in the kitty, my manipulation of the image field is also influenced by the manipulation of actual fields of the earth in my work as a landscape architect.
To me, artworks are living organisms one talks out loud with.
Color, shape, and line strum through my work, animated by a surrender to the possibilities of composition.
My art process brings life lessons to me. For example, when I pour colored water on my canvases, I have less control of how the shape turns out. This action helps me let go of perfection. Then I do the work of balancing the process of feminine and masculine energy through these colors, shapes, and other formal elements. This process helps my own grounding. It heals me from the inside out.
It’s powerful to make myself feel something through artmaking. It’s powerful to make the viewer feel something through my artmaking, too.
Sometimes the art forces past memories to the surface or evokes meditative states.
All of this is healing.
I want my art to remove the troubling impressions held within my viewers’ psyches.
This said the revolutionary edge I offer is happiness.”
Reception: February 5, 2022 | 2–4 pm
3333 North MacArthur Blvd
Irving, 75062 TX
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