I haven’t written in a while and thought it would be good to catch up!
I also forgot to write about the recent artwork series I have created called Mind Games. I presented it as part of second Saturday in August and have since been painting additional new pieces to add to the collection. The Mind Games series is quite distinct from my previous artworks because of the amount of negative space that pervades. Each subject matter is suspended in a blank white backdrop that almost keeps it trapped in place. As for the colorful strands of objects in the canvas, they are left to the viewer’s interpretation.
Here’s some behind-the-scenes look at the first piece:
And the outcome of this experiment:
To attempt to describe this work would only fall flat. But I will give you this, dear reader:
The feeling you get when words are simply not enough to express your innermost feelings of need.
That twisted pressure you feel when you’re holding onto something that both nurtures you and pains you.
The circular, nonsensical train of thought you end up having that goes on and on without resolution.
Those secret and personal negotiations you make with your soul that contradicts your lifelong pursuit of happiness.
That stubborn, bullheaded manner you fall back into when you hold something so close that it yearns to leave.
These paintings depict the feeling of being twisted and pulled into various directions. How tightly wound up our minds and emotions can be. How we hope to unravel the knots.
This is Mind Games.