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"Minerals: A Collection of Abstract Oils"

(Project Series Portfolio & Statement)

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“Minerals” 2020

A Collection of Abstract Oils

Preface:

I came into ‘art’ as an observer to how difficult intangibles - such as emotionality, pain, joy, euphoria - could be made into tangible pieces of visuals. Painting specifically was mainly a self-instructed practice for me, made outside of the fine formal studio and instead, a private meditative practice that I took on. This was crucial for my mental health as each painting was a moment of therapy, a token captured in a psychological pigment of time.

Painting became more of a yoga practice than a formal artistic one, a medium to channel difficult, intimate moments into pieces of subjective beauty. The opposite of my main art practices of filmmaking and writing - planned, calculated storytelling, oils loosen my mind into a different projection. This collection is formally labeled 2020, however it includes a piece I made in 2018, the physical preface to this journey...A place of ‘no-thinking’.

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