Lori Maclean, MFA (American)
This series of paintings contain both figurative and abstract elements. The figurative element expresses internal and external relationships such as ignorance, enmeshment, and differentiating. The dynamic and emotional mood is expressed through other compositional elements. The mood may be based on a circus feel and magnify a sense of the superficial. The colors are intentionally chosen to amplify emotional mood. The painting surface, its depth and treatment, intensifies the composition’s attributes. Paint is used to express more than just the object, it is used to express movement and heightened emotional states. Varying perspectives within one composition are utilized to create a sense of movement and express a figure’s internal state for example a foot may projects outwards or recede away from the picture plan.