Avery Palmer Member Since February 2012 Artist Statement From a very young age I have liked surrealistic art for its tendency to stimulate my imagination and inspire me. For the past several years I have been devoted to developing an ability to capture images from my own imagination and to realize them in works of art. My work ranges from drawing and painting to ceramic sculpture. All of my work is inspired partly by my passion for rendering the human figure and studying the play of light and shadow on its features. My love of realistic figure modeling coupled with my knack for imaginative visualization has led me to pursue a particularly inventive style.
The specific imagery in my work is chosen based on its visual and emotional effects rather than specific symbolisms. I embrace the idea that each person relates to a piece of art in a different way. It is important to me that there is room in my art for multiple interpretations. Ambiguity of content allows viewers to bring personal insights to the work, heightening the potential for complex and unique reactions.
Life is amazingly complex and perpetually filled with unanswerable questions, yet each of us must find a way to make some kind of sense of it all. It is in human nature to simplify the world around us so it can be better understood and articulated, but there is inevitably much that is missed when we do this. Our condition of limited understanding of reality impels us to dream and to use our imaginations. My work addresses this condition. The strange things I create are metaphors for the incomprehensible nature of life.