Clayton Singleton, Norfolk VA Member Since May 2010 Artist Statement My artwork reflects the inherent strength within us. I believe we are in continual transition whether physically, spiritually, mentally or emotionally. We have physical vehicles housing and moving us such as buildings, cars, planes, and our own bodies...but faith, empowerment, events or circumstances seem to shift our lives in more subtle, sublime and urgent forms.
My artwork reveals these forms and inspires viewers to develop self-abilities while conceding to our incontestable connection with one another. Rearranged visual syntax, drawn words, symbols, and mixed media are inspirations I allow to deliberately bridge the gap between verbal and visual language. Such demeanor allows visual language the same reward as verbal language: an interaction of tangible and abstract experiences all the while expanding its tenure beyond cultural restriction and translation.
I believe we are a reflection and a result of each other regardless of our differences. Our arts should explore, experience, then express life from our own viewpoints; creating until our experience has become our expression.