Alexandra Sprowls
Artist Statement
In this body of work, I emphasize both the process and the transformative nature of paint. These paintings are like window and mirror in that they reference external and internalized states. Using layers of water based media on silk or paper; I use color to dissolve the picture plane into depth and space. After forming a sense of space through layers of color, I then use gesture and movement to bring the eye back to the surface plane. Through a dialogue between my movement and the intrinsic nature of the paint, spontaneous interaction between surface and paint occur.