I like drawing faces, and I’m preoccupied with symmetry- as a way to bring order to what often feels like chaos. When I try to recapture that sense of reflection in words, it puts me in danger of being in a metaphorical funhouse of mirrors, where one meaning bounces off another, until infinity. I then wonder- what is the center of it all? Where is the actual object that I’m describing, and where is it located? I explore the answer to this question through symmetrical, geometrically-inspired art that calls to our need to recognize and identify patterns of all types in everyday life. Bold colors and sharp lines serve as elements that construct a symbol, a guide for future and past behavior, and for a way to make something truly simple be a part of something that can span and increase until forever. Specifically, I take old drawing and painting pieces, and like a patchwork quilt, cut out the usable bits to help make something new. In a digital context, that means that I end up with several reuses for one old piece- a call to recycling of art and ideas, as a self-regenerating source of inspiration. .
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