I want to evoke that feeling of the wind blowing against you, of being excited, exalted in the presence of natural power.
Although the scene is imagined that resulting emotion of being confronted by a mounting storm, a change in light, something so much larger than oneself, that is something I am drawing from experience and am looking to recreate in this work.
Process in my work is very important. I use something akin to an alchemy to create the pieces. Mixing binders, pigments, and thinners at carefully determined times I attempt to achieve marks and gestures which recreate marks found in nature rather than reproduce them.
My work speaks to the theme of nature and our internal visceral reactions to it.
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Matt Bahen, Steve Driscoll