The Artist Statement
Improvisation, resourcefulness, and cultural creation are what motivate my pieces. Whether it be a performance, a self portrait, or watercolor pencils and ink I use my internal state of being to come out on the canvas. When creating this work first comes the internal and external inspiration - from my travels, surroundings, relationships. From there it takes form in whatever medium it wants to come through. And in finale as we are more of a technologically connected society more than ever - I take a photograph, edit it, and then post it with the writings on social media and allow the viewer to interact with the artwork and begin conversation about what it means for them. This process is not singularly for the artist, but a co-creative process with the audience. In a way a digital performance.
2018 Collection - Sustainable Softness
2017 BRAND ESSENCE STORY COLLECTION
21 Aspects of Self
In this series of short experimental films, paintings, and performances I explore the complexity of human expression. Pyromania, Shyness, and The Inner Child have been exhibited internationally at "She Spoke" in Prague, CZ with accompanying paintings and live performances that create immersive experiences for the viewer to really question which aspect of themselves do these multimedia pieces bring up?
I hope that these multimedia pieces will go beyond cultural conditioning, social class, and spark civil conversation on humanity's universal needs for love, acceptance, resilience, community, and conscious self-expression.
2016 Red and Black Project
The Singularity Storyteller Speaks
An online project between July 2016 - September 2016 using
social media and digital technology to share daily intuitive,
philosophical, and spiritual colored pencil works with an
international digital audience.
Can still be found digitally here.
Spiderweb of hold. Pen on Paper. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.