Artist Statement

I am a context-based artist grounded in site specific, place related process. I make work informed by experiential research and employ abstract expressionism to communicate emotional truths. My primary media are fresco painting, cyanotype and text-as-medium. I endeavor to listen to the natural world as it communicates its experience of the Anthropocene and create visual interpretations to generate a sensory-emotional connection between people and environmental degradation.

My portfolio encompasses works from many series making an interwoven narrative of nested stories swinging in the balance between invisible and visible forces and their impact on existence. A complex set of ideas are the skeletal structure that shapes each narrative. Titles provide context, the primary indication of what the work is about. The practice of Artist as Nomad provides the background world for the visual narratives I create. Through the gathering of unfamiliar experiences, I make note of beauty that bleeds through the interstices of ordinary reality, spontaneously healing rips and tears, wounds and separations.  I experience beauty as a warrior dispelling disparity, giving hope, providing understanding, instilling courage to act, and fueling desire to make change. Subscribing to the idea that art is not so much something to look at, but a means to look beyond what is seen, is the possibility for the artworks to lead the viewer on a meta-reflective journey.

Quin de la Mer, 2019