Paintingsout of darkness #12Out of Darkness # 37stef skills
My art is inspired by my experiences as a woman painting graffiti in streets. There is a live element to painting graffiti which is usually executed in the darkness of night. The speed at which it is executed, along with a heightened state of awareness that is caused by adrenaline pumping while you are painting, can put you in a trance like state. It is this state that I attempt to convey on my canvases by combining dark backgrounds with the neon haze of aerosol. The drips on the outlines of my figures represent the feminine mystique and the freshness of wet paint. I leave my women empty only to be filled with the background of the night sky. I use silver ink to represent the stars which I spew onto my canvas to incorporate the element of divination. I complement this intuitive dialogue with symbols of sacred geometry.