Into My Mind
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You ever woke up from a fucked-up dream that has you thinking about it for hours, days even? In my current body of work, I would say those type of dreams are the inspiration for my studio practice. I intent to capture a moment from my dreams which portrays the emotions of how I felt in a specific moment. In making a piece I utilize illustrative figurative images described with symbolic colors. I utilize watercolors and inks in order to employ the sometimes-accidental quantities of the fluid nature of the material. When I use graphite, I am looking to reassert the figurative and narrative image. I show representations of dark moments from my dreams. I balance whether I want to give the audience a lot of information or just enough of the narrative to sense what is happening. I am searching for visual ideas that speak to the viewer about how dreams crucial to the development of emotional and mental health.