Description Trying to concentrate on the task at hand:The composition for this painting came together fairly quickly. Minimal colors or distractions. Painting the brain as wire and including my hands were always in the original idea. Hanging the brain from a wire freed up my hands to work on connecting remaining wires.Sometimes recalling one instance can lead to similar memories surfacing:I've represented the brain using wire. Real wire is actually incorporated into the piece as well. The twisted wire is attached from the top of the canvas and ends at the top of the brain. I chose to represent the brain with wire because I feel that connections need to be made for a memory to surface. Showing that wires are linked or bonded together is done by painting 2 or more wires twisted together throughout the brain structure.Friends give clues, I try to make the connection:You'll see that there are parts of the wire that are not connected. I chose to include my hands trying to connect those wires. This is how I'm representing the effort it takes for me to recall some things. Places, dates, people are some clues that help remind me of something that happened.Browse through Michelles art blog (http://www.hunterart.blogspot.com) for detailed descriptions of her artwork and images of work in progress. Share your questions and comments with her at (646) 504-5034 / email@example.com / http://www.facebook.com/hunterart / http://www.twitter.com/artcoholic.
Michelle Hunter, New York, NY Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement Artwork by Michelle Hunter is representational, symbolic, intimate, calm and intense. Her current Brain Series deconstructs familiar themes related to how our brains function. This series has presented opportunities for scientific learning and conceptual visual challenges.
The majority of her work is in the medium of acrylic paint on stretched canvas. Using a painterly technique, Michelle transforms everyday objects with a subtle unexpected surreal approach. Her color palette consists of mostly warm colors, punctuated with bright and dramatic tones.
Art has been an integral part of Michelle’s life. Since childhood she has been practicing art. Born and raised in Washington Heights, in the borough of Manhattan, Michelle is a native New Yorker of Trinidadian and Iranian descent. She is also an alumnus of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia School of Music and Art. Currently, Michelle Hunter lives and works in Inwood, Manhattan.
Visit Michelle’s art blog at http://www.hunterart.blogspot.com/ for detailed descriptions of her artwork and images of work in progress. Share your questions and comments with her at (646) 504-5034 / http://www.facebook.com/hunterart or at firstname.lastname@example.org.