Short summary of previous works:
My first series is based on capturing the physical imprints of my body upon a surface. The images consist of my physical body in addition to marks and imprints that were unforeseen as a result of my working in the dark. What this reveals is the underlying psychological process associated with the memories I have based the images off of, or more simply, the memory of my body unintentionally making itself known on the surface that speaks a clearer truth than my preconceived ideas.
My second series utilizes the methods I discovered in the first in that I use the intuition of my carnal memory to produce an image. These paintings are different from the photograms in that the method is more deliberate than the unintentional recordings resulting from working in the darkroom. In fact, I used my iPad to record a quick memory/intuition fueled sketch, that I then referenced as a intuitive compass as I worked in a much slower larger scale.
My final series will be two large scale paintings composed of multiple layers of tinted blacks. For these pieces I am actually drawing inspiration from another artist's methods concerning a specific set of works: Mark Rothko's Rothko Chapel paintings. These paintings are composed of many layers of uneven black washes that are different tints. When you first look at them, you don't see much but black. However, as your eyes adjust, you begin to see the layers of subtle colors that pull you into an infinite depth. As Rothko put it,
"bright colors sort of stop your vision at the canvas, where dark colors go beyond. And definitely you're looking at the beyond. You're looking at the infinite."