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Collage: Paint, Paper, Photo on Other, Paper, Wood.
Inspired by an original vintage photograph of a man doing a handstand on the beach, Fragile Equanimity combines paper ephemera, photographic transfer, paint with an beautiful UV polymer varnish surface.
Two years ago I moved 1,005 miles from my hometown of Indianapolis to my new South Florida address which, coincidentally, is also 1005. This relocation from the Midwest to Fort Lauderdale is the impetus for an ongoing series of artwork with a personal narrative of selfdiscovery.
The subsequent body of work serves as a enigmatic visual diary of artistic development and speaks to the power of transformation through translocation.
Uprooting one’s life for a new and unfamiliar destination should be considered one of the great feats of strength in this world. I equate this undertaking with the exertion of a handstand; an acrobatic action that takes courage, determination, balance and at any moment can come crashing down. The piece is a reminder that advancing from point A to point B can be a defining journey full of ‘handstand’ moments in which we attempt daring acts and find either harmony, instability or both.
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection