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marcia freedman

artist statement

My paintings are brought to life by critical observation, personal experience, memory and reaction to events.

They become a metaphor for emotions and external perceptions, but on a broader level integrate the personal with wider questions, political and social. Using family history as source material, the work is informed by nature and science to explore unconscious feelings and the potential for investigating new ideas describing the fluidity of life.

Images of the body evolve into abstract images commenting on complex associations and viewpoints.

In constructing the work, I fracture, deconstruct and decontextualize the forms, using the painting process, without losing the specificity of the emotional metaphor. The work becomes a ritual of making and dancing as I seek the endless possibilities of paint. Creating a narrative and dialogue between self and materials reveals a personal history that still remains ambiguous.