Pinpointing movement as a part of my work mimics the human life. We are always in motion. Going through life without motion is almost impossible. I enjoy involving my body, physically being involved in my pieces through things like dance, moving my hands across a floor filled with charcoal, or even pouring Elmer's glue over the floor. While working, I enjoy letting my environment influence me and quickly adjusting my view of material due to lighting or movements. Mistakes help lead me to other discoveries about myself and my artwork.
Technology today is a way of creating and enhancing memories through camera and film. Drawing the line between something you see and something you remember creates a different experiences for the viewer and for the artist. My goal is to find a balance between control and uncontrolled factors in my process. Working with a computer software is another medium that I have begin to explore this ideas with. I create challenges for myself to help me understand the materials that I use. I want to prove through my process that my pieces are alive and initiate interaction. My process should cause the temporary view of my pieces to become a memory in the minds of viewers.
ARTISTS AT WORK
Kristalyn and Gabriela will be coming into the ELAV to use the dance floor when it is available. They will be making an improvisational dance work that includes acrobatic gymnastics.