Gallery wrapped canvas
Acrylic, oil, and ink
Its only human nature to want stability, harmony in your life, and a personal connection with others. We all want to love, and to be loved. We want to work in a field that we are passionate about because, then, it doesn’t’ really feel like work, right? We also want to stand firmly on our own two feet. These things for me are the elements of living a successful life.
The body of work "Elements of Design" was partially inspired by the beautiful stain glass windows in my church as well as some other churches that I visited in Downtown Greenville last fall. These wonderful works of art that adorn such sacred spaces brought a sense of peace every time I looked at them. The rest of my inspiration simply came from life’s day to day journey and incorporating the core elements of design.
The work that I am presenting on canvas represents harmony, congruence, symmetry, and flow. Delightful shades of one color with slightly different tones and shades of another is pleasing to the eyes and can create an ambiance of elegance, warmth, or tranquility. Some of these pieces can even convey an image of playful youthfulness.
The work that I am presenting on paper represents the unexpected, the unplanned, and as in life, we have to take what is unexpected, what is unplanned, and make it work. We have to read between the lines. Sometimes, we need to take a hiatus, but in the end, we have to tie up loose ends (whether we like it or not), bring it full circle, and strive for the end goal… which is balance.