Maggie L Walker Governor's School.
I make artwork that synthesizes text and images because I want to engage the viewer in my personal, reflective narratives. I want to approach art as a sort of catharsis, a way to express complex emotions of love and loathing, hope and despair.
When I first begin a piece, I start with the specific emotion or experience I want to capture. After I decide what the essence of the work is, I use this information to guide my choice of medium and style. I tend to favor a palette of blues, purples, and pinks, but vibrant hues in general are a usual feature of my works. I prefer to work with bold colors because I intend for my art to demand the viewers’ attention, rather than just patiently waiting for them to notice it. The text is always my original writing because this makes me more vulnerable and therefore more personally invested in the piece. I highly value honest expression, even if it makes me or the viewer uncomfortable. I usually work with a technique that supports my content.
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