14" x 11"
Acrylic on paper
My unwillingness to accept a particular description as an artist is a way to maintain a sense of autonomy and vitality in my work—of being “in-between.” Some people expect that you should make the same kinds of art forever because it creates a convenient narrative. I want my work to embody my inherent contradictions. “The sheer bigness of the world makes me feel lonely to the bone. The world is so huge that people are always getting lost in it. There are too many ideas and things and people, too many directions to go. I believe that the reason it matters to care passionately about something is that it whittles the world down to a more manageable size.” (from The Orchid Thief) These works are from 3 different series:Red Boat--I Wish I Had a RiverMiro’s House—My HouseSpring—Harnessed/Crazy