Variance

Art created for this year's art walk are tidbits of fascination, facilitated in paint.  You will see more dot art. Making dots is so much fun; I didn't get it out of my system! I wasn't finished with my train of thought last year, so I worked through some more concepts utilizing dots. I've painted an abstract work, a whimsical, expressive landscape, as well as a couple representational pieces. Three are my trademark works in pristine white wood frames. Wood is softer than metal and finishes off my "safe little worlds" beautifully. 

 Little Worlds by Angel Ambrose $500

Little Worlds by Angel Ambrose $500

I enjoy exploring the union of real and unreal. I've always loved surrealism, even before I knew what it was. As a youth, I painted places where real and unreal co-existed. Although much has changed, I still play with these opposing perspectives. 

  The Dream.  Painted while I was in high school, during a summer art program for youth, at ISU.

The Dream. Painted while I was in high school, during a summer art program for youth, at ISU.

  Spiritual House  by Angel Ambrose, from my BFA show 1985 at Illinois State University

Spiritual House by Angel Ambrose, from my BFA show 1985 at Illinois State University

Exploring contrasting viewpoints like representational and abstracted, or organic form opposing geometric shapes, causes an unnatural tension. That unnatural tension is what I live with every day. I feel I am at home yet not at home. I am at rest, but perpetually striving. I feel confident, but melt with insecurities. I revel in the beauty of this world, but the hard things of humanity mar me. 

What I know is that, it is in the light I see most clearly; the darkness will not overtake me.