New Series of Paintings

I’m working on a new series right now to show in June, and so far so good. I’m not moving super-fast on them but I sure am thinking about things a lot more while I’m making them. This is probably my most experimental series (in terms of style and content) ever. It’s a totally abstract series, which is something I never thought I’d do. However, in light of all the personal stuff that’s happened to me in the past year, I get now why abstract paintings exist. The many complex emotions and thoughts I’ve been experiencing seem to call out for a mode of expression that’s more visceral than composed.

I’ve also been thinking hard about the title for my series and I’m tentatively calling it “Interstices.” The dictionary defines that as “an intervening space, esp. a very small one.” I’ve been reminded of the small, sudden intervals of time when certain memories become very vivid, whether they are happy or sad. Even as time and new experiences put those memories deeper into your subconscious, they can suddenly come roaring through the small lingering spaces in your thoughts, as fresh and sharp as the moment they were created.

Published by stephaniehanart

Artist and graphic designer living in Southern California.

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