​INTUIT

date. 2019

medium​painting, color pencils, collage

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intuit

Intuition, I have relied on it throughout life—when it has come to relationships I want to develop, or from which I have kept my distance; in regards to interests I have pursued and important decisions I have made. Although intuition has served me well at times, I have also misunderstood it and allowed it to lead me astray, exacerbating problems and preventing me from looking at things from all angles. This is a challenge I have learned to manage, and while I do rely on my instincts, instead of trying to wrestle with it, I know now to look beyond it in order to fully honor it.

These works explore human stories about individuals who have misused their own gift of intuition and how their missteps may or may not have led to awakenings in their lives or their evolution of self over time.

intuit
intuit

To view my creative work holistically, it is clear I rely on a combination of drawing, painting, and collage. Within the vast array of available mediums and techniques, mixed-media most effectively connects me to the art I create. The collaboration and melding of materials speak to my visceral pull toward the messy, layered, beautiful human experience I aim to portray in my works.

intuit
intuit

The image of a mother, which I have created as the instinctual, grounded form from which powerful intuition expands as almost a separate being. I believe the color red depicts a special connection—the strong tie between humans and their intuition. I also integrate geometric textures and shapes such as the cube or hexagon. I am drawn to the way the lines connect and transform, creating something new and surprising to the eye, adding to the context of each work’s story. The real-world environment informs and inspires my work, which I hope is apparent.

In general, my work explores how people misuse their power or under-realize their gifts. The work here is inspired by my own experiences. When not fully understood, intuition, and other vehicles of power, can muddle the brain’s thought processes and lead a person to destruction.

There are so many things in this life over which we have no control. The more we try to consume, understand, and use it in dangerous ways, progress is stalled. Throughout these artworks, I hope to illuminate the power of intuition and the beauty that emerges when one finds a peaceful coexistence and productive use for its presence.

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