Elizabeth Lisy Figueroa, Corpus Christi, Texas Member Since November 2006 Artist Statement Elizabeth Figueroa Artist Statement
What do I ask of a painting? I ask it to astonish, disturb, seduce, convince. (Lucian Freud)
Native resident of Corpus Christi, TX
University of Texas, Pan American. MFA Degree
My artwork has developed from childhood memories to current adulthood experiences about the curiosities of how light can change the form of many things. In researching & experimenting with the mixture of color value of acrylic & oil paints to accommodate the phosphorescent paint, I created a form illusionary technique which I titled “Phosphormorphosis”. Phosphormorphosis is to change the form of a two-dimensional image or three-dimensional surface by manipulating the color value of wet or dry media and adding phosphorescent paint to distort the image and reveal a form changing illusion in the dark.
In my paintings I express the subjects with personal meaning and hidden symbols for answers to the meaning of my work. As the painting absorbs the natural daylight and day progresses to night, in a dark room , the painting will change it's form and reveal all hidden symbols and answer it's meaning.