While an uncaring photo can flatten and distort the attributes of the figure within it, a carefully constructed drawing breathes life into it. When I paint or draw, I can't help but to imagine my subject's life and the narrative that surrounds it. This love of preserving fleeting moments combined with my passion for storytelling has led me to strive for a life devoted to creating immersing stories and using my artistic skills to help develop these narratives.
Another passion of mine, albeit a bit more technical, is movement. From the path a plastic bag follows as it's caught in the wind to the curve of the body on its axis as it moves, I'm interested in understanding the mechanics of movement. This interest perhaps goes alongside my passion for narrative, as a story without movement makes for a relatively bland narrative. Be it intense action scenes or subtle changes in emotion, movement is a large part of what drives my art.
In my work I attempt to capture movement through a still medium and explore the relationship between light and color. A large influence of mine, perhaps due to my interest in movement, narrative, and color theory, is animation and illustration. Although it is not often that these are included in the fine art world, I would like to blur the lines between these three crucial areas of art. Attempting to recreate movement through a drawing medium is in itself a difficult process; my work is an experiment in imitating motion on a still image rather than through time-based media. It is through this interest in animation and illustration that my work has started to develop a common theme, typically human subjects or scenes heavy in mood and narrative.
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