Project in Progress
When we take a reflection as our subject, what we contemplate is a dual-image. Certain things might be mundane taken in standalone context, but once juxtaposed with their surroundings, become surreal, layered, fascinating.
In Reflections, the images frame moments where a glimpsed interior peeks through a reflected streetscape, capturing the artist herself in between. This flattens the distance between artist and viewer into a single point, conveying a moment of attention in one-to-one terms. With a camera obscuring her face, the artist could be anyone; the little black hole of the lens invites us in to witness the scene in her place. Paradoxically, each vast composition of forms, colors, and patterns issues from that single black spot – a black hole at the center of each galactic creation.
Reflection is itself a dual concept. By one definition, a reflection literally bounces light, throwing back an image of the viewer. But to reflect also means to deeply consider, and the compositions in this series weave notions of the face we show the world masking interiority and depths that are only glimpsed by others. As the artist stands on the threshold of these two planes, one might consider Reflections a series of self-portraits, both literal an abstract. Taking a moment of stillness to capture surface beauty, the artist reflects that something can only be meaningful if we have the ability to accept it inside, as well.