I've been painting what I call my "Bubbles" series for a few years now. Centered around details; addition, subtraction, subtlety, stress and obsession, this series started off when I was working in the lithography studio at VCU about four years ago. I was in love with overlaying areas of my lithographs with watercolor, ink, graphite and sometimes even makeup. It was a very intricate process that required a lot of patience, the more detailed and obsessive the pieces were, the calmer I became.
I've continued my interest in bubbles and circles because I can never make a perfect circle. My imperfect circles are loaded with symbolism. For me, they represent the womb, nurture, comfort and perfection. I strive to embed these concepts in my work as metaphors of my imperfect attempts to attain perfection, find nurture, and search for a place of comfort. Scroll down and you'll see how this series has evolved into something louder, brighter and more textured:
How do you feel about this change? do you prefer the quieter colors or the bright and textured ones? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below :)
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