About The Piece
‘New Addition’ is 16″x 20″ premium giclee prints on archival paper
Life starts from humble beginnings, whether from a seed or from microscopic organisms, life forms against impossible odds. My artistic inspiration comes from an ever-growing fascination with the biology and psychology of living beings.
Within the subject of biology, I am most intrigued by the inner anatomy that makes life possible, specifically in human beings. As with other living things, humans don’t need to work to become a living-breathing organism, nature takes care of that for us. Nature provides all the answers, and almost without fail creates a perfectly functioning being.
Psychology, to me, is a web of tangled, confusing, fascinating, ever changing and varying threads of awareness. Everyone has a slightly different personality and way about them, to me this is fascinating. An example of a psychological idea in my work is the separation between one’s mind and body. Becoming aware is a difficult challenge, slowing life down to a place where you can appreciate all the impossibility that occurs within the body to make every day life possible is an idea I keep coming back to as an artist.
With anatomy, biology, and psychology as my original inspiration, my works often grow and diverge from the original path. Like any living being my work goes through a journey, a life cycle, sometimes I don’t even know where it is going until we arrive at the destination. What is communicated within my work is intentionally ambiguous or slightly ‘off’. I want to let the viewer determine meaning based on their own knowledge and experiences. Ultimately I want to bring to light subjects and ideas that are overlooked or rarely considered. I aim to convey visual narratives that are filled with mystery and possibility.
ARTIST: CARLEY ANN MCHENRY
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December 25, 2016 4:50 pm