WIP = Works In Progress...#mfaproblems #wip
I'm totally digging these two paintings that I'm working on. Almost everyday this week I've fine tuned them even more. Their current state is different than pictured above. This image was taken last week. I think I need to do more like this.
This one has given me some trouble...but its currently drying from its latest tinkerings. I'm hopeful about this one. I think it has real potential. This image is also from l
Below is a WIP of my artist statement for these paintings:
For this critique, I am presenting a recent series of works that are made with a material that is increasingly important to me. I am beginning to come to terms with the fact that I am a process-based artist whom will also be inspired and awed by what my materials can do for me and the work. Recently, that material is blood; in my case pigs blood from my family farm. Why blood? The materiality of the substance itself is very versatile. I can manipulate the blood to act like oil, acrylic, or even watercolor paint; whereas all of those traditional paints cannot give me the same effect that blood does nor the color exactly, which I find very important to the idea of the work. Also, the experience of using this material is substantial. I’ve always been interested in the connectivity of the world (i.e. animal to animal, person to animal, person to universe, etc.). A way of understanding the world for me is through accepting a belief in a constant exchange of energy from all of these relationships. Blood is literally a “matter from which we are made” and metaphysically assists this idea.
I'll happily take comments/suggestions.
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I am a contemporary artist focused on the intersection of art and science in Lexington, KY.