|Dimensions H”x W”||35×45|
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NonMember: Ava Crawford
Narrative is a key element in my art, and as a visual storyteller I use color, texture and light to enhance the subject matter which is either painted or reimagined from found images. My choice of artistic tools to paint these stories are realism, with a dalliance in surrealism and expressionism. The main characters in my compositions are inspired by impactful relationships: my younger sister with physical disabilities, former street kids in Jinja, Uganda, my elderly parents, and family members with mental health issues. These intimate interactions fuel my desire to give visual voice to the vulnerable and unseen using portraiture. But the compunction to aid those who need help in being seen leads to the realization that all of humanity struggles with seeing beyond each individual’s cultural grid and the desire to be understood.
My art exists to show the humanness of each of us.