Tempe, AZ, United States
About Jonni Cheatwood
The majority of my thought process is dedicated to deconstruction, making mistakes, and finding truths in the abstract. I am deeply interested in the process of creating an aesthetic piece and how one gets there; understanding the reception of art, objects, and how extrinsic and intrinsic influences influence an individual's reception to what they visually see. I am also interested in how creativity cultivates hope, revival, and the restoration of what was nothing into something beautiful. My work, at its core, is an interdisciplinary experimentation in urban subculture, composition, color, shape, and form. Through a variety of mixed media, I have chosen to step into a seemingly destructive composition of layers, shape and lines, along with aggressive colors to relay parts of my story. Example, if you take the degrees in every triangle, it will equal to 180Â°. To turn and travel in the opposite direction, it requires a 180Â° turn as to say my life was headed in one direction, but my desires were halted and grace drew me in. Ultimately, I am a deconstructed being, living in grace and freedom to create. I was created; therefore I create.
Arizona State University - 2011