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Aristotle once said that “the aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance”. To me this means that we do not create art in order to show the objects or subject matter as is, but instead to show what the subject matter means to us or how we interpret it. The work that I create isn’t necessarily representational. Instead it takes a more abstract form of the object that I’m trying to interpret.
Color explored in painting is another way to express emotions and a sense of feeling. Using a variety of colors to create previously unknown to me colors on the canvas. Important to me are the different effects paint can have. I also explore the use of line and value in my work so the image demonstrates a more three-dimensional look. Different textures, cross hatching, exploration of patterns are all important to me. I am very interested in psychology. I wish to continue exploring surrealism. One aspect of the surrealist movement that I am interested in is dream analysis. Some surrealist artist that I enjoy/ admire are Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, René Magritte.
Assisting individuals through art therapy, is the career path of my choice. I believe that art can be something that can help others heal and gives others a voice that they may not necessarily have on their own. I want to use art, and help other people create art in order to heal themselves.
My early works aren't really dealing with anything. My later works have to deal with psychological disorders and representing them in abstract ways. This is something that I want to continue to explore in other works that I do. I also want to continue exploring different mediums.
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