Miriam Hitchcock - Room 222
My work exists as a testament to living, a response to the dense cultural milieu, visceral phenomena and observable forms that surround me. Together they determine formal choices that are manifest in mixed media paintings, works on paper and stop motion animations, which pay homage to specific poetic texts.
Through an improvisational handling of materials, compositions emerge, containing imagery that often precedes my understanding of it. Representational elements conspire with abstraction in images that intentionally deploy disruption, fragmentation and juxtaposition. The resulting coincidences and anachronisms allude to the familiar mystery of existing in the present, while holding the sensation of remembered experience - each of us a living vessel of memory. Reference to suburban life and the habitat we construct against a diminishing wilderness permeate my most recent work.
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