Los Angeles, CA
September - October 2017
The real challenge was to calm my own energy, which meant to still my own thoughts, enough to move with intention. I created about 70 paintings in the process.
What is movement and why is it so appealing? Is it about freedom or progress? How do we function, survive, and thrive as thinking, feeling individuals? And how do we connect with each other, intellectually and emotionally? These are some of the questions LA based artist Ashley Payne explores when she is painting. In her new series, MOVEMENT: Everything is Energy, the artist reflects on the energy tied to humanity and human emotions as impacted by our environment and immediate surroundings. The artist creates organic lines and colors using combinations of acrylic, watercolor, ink and iridescent paint. Strokes of impulse, strength, love, frustration, fluidity and joy dance across paper, creating the external grace and beauty of each painting.
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