School of Art
You ever woke up from a fucked-up dream that has you thinking about it for hours, days even? In my current body of work, I would say those type of dreams are the inspiration for my studio practice. I intent to capture a moment from my dreams which portrays the emotions of how I felt in a specific moment. In making a piece I utilize illustrative figurative images described with symbolic colors. I utilize watercolors and inks in order to employ the sometimes-accidental quantities of the fluid nature of the material. When I use graphite, I am looking to reassert the figurative and narrative image. I show representations of dark moments from my dreams. I balance whether I want to give the audience a lot of information or just enough of the narrative to sense what is happening. I am searching for visual ideas that speak to the viewer about how dreams crucial to the development of emotional and mental health.
Northern Illinois University
Greene, Tyler, "Into My Mind" (2019). Student Projects. 21.