This work is about self-exploration, reinvention, and constant evolution that result from questioning the reason for being. Throughout the whole creation process I have tried to reinvent myself, and evolve by questioning the purpose of existence. I use my work to depict emotions and feelings. Sculpture, monotype, and paint are the techniques I used for this recent body of work. Each is an intuitive, aesthetic response to the subject, both in color and surface, thus leading to further investigation of form and space. Through the inner struggle that takes place during the creation of each work of art, I convey figures that are symbolic of what I’ve endured on the evolutionary journey as a person and an artist. The figures are intended to express characteristics of my inner self. They concurrently represent obvious and hidden relationships, the struggles of life, and the difficulty of developing an identity as an artist. My art is designed to evoke personal interpretations based on what the viewer sees and feels. It encourages the viewer to form a connection to it and allows them to create their own narrative based on what they feel is going on in each piece.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Painting, Abstract--Themes, motives; Painting, Abstract--Technique; Monotype (Engraving)--Themes, motives; Monotype (Engraving)--Technique; Metal sculpture--Themes, motives; Metal sculpture--Technique; Existentialism in art
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Parks, Katherine, "A Revelation of thought" (2010). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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