NOTICING

To notice is to observe, to pay attention, to become aware.  Through the rhythms and routines of our daily lives, we so often overlook the quiet moments that mark the passing of time - a crack in the sidewalk, a flicker of light. We worry about the future, rather than noticing the present. But what if we were to just be? What would you notice?

My thesis work is a response to being present - an exercise in noticing and notating existential occurrences that reveal the temporality and impermanence inherent in our existence. These existential occurrences present themselves in the form of light and its movement across a surface - ever changing in color, in intensity, in perception. How do I perceive the changes of the light which, much like the changes of life, may be subtle and slow, or obvious and quick? 

This installation features acrylic and watercolor paintings that explore these questions of perception and time, while allowing light to interact with each piece - emphasizing the displacement of the work from a domestic space into a public setting.