Freedom Can Also be a Burden (What Separates True Convinction From Mere Performance?)
Carpetted walks the tightrope between Action Painting' s insistence on the duality of surface and the image painted on top of it and Color Field's non-painterly surfaces composed of colored space. The resulting flat textures divert focus away from the physical gestures of the artist, encouraging the contemplation of other elements like color, surface, and space creating a unified aesthetic image that pulls the viewer into the work, inviting them to contemplate much more than just the paint, the color, and the surface. They’re invited to contemplate themselves, using the arena of the painting as a sort of talisman on that personal journey.
One after the other, these digitally created works give viewers an arena in which to experience their own revelations.There is no image of anything present. The background and foreground are one. The blobs of color have no context of their own but are rather a place in which the viewer can connect with something personal, perhaps something mythic, and transcend the limitations of imagery.
- Visual Influences
Color Painting - In Color Field paintings, the artist’s personality is less visible in order for the work to become an arena in which the viewers can experience their own revelations.
Helen Frankenthaler - She remained dedicated to openness and originality, demonstrating the value of her personal motto: “There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.”