DescriptionThere are various states of mind we could find ourselves at any moment of our life. Yet, which is the onewe can control and act upon in our reality? The past, present, future or dreaming?In Michelle's opinion, the past and future are useful states of mind only when referred to as needed, notlived in. Dreaming (day or night) is another form of escaping this moment of reality, avoiding what's real.Have you tried solving a rubix cube, think you solved it when you see one side was solved, but thenyou turn it around to find that another color was out of place? Another area to be resolved. That isrepresented here by the colors on the front of the cube matching.Michelle chose rubix cubes because it represents how our minds are nearly always in flux; there aremoments when things may feel connected, either just because or something was achieved. The rodsconnecting the four cubes reflect that.Which state of mind is the one we can control and act upon in our reality? The present, this is whereyour brain, your mind, is in a state to be of most use or at its near full potential. Could it reach thatin any other state of mind? The other images on the cubes are then representing the mind in its non-actionable state. Whatever was sought after in the part, escaped from in dreaming or looked forward toin the future aren't useful if you are not either immersed, aware, or enjoying the present.Browse through Michelle’s art blog (http://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 / firstname.lastname@example.org / 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 email@example.com.