About the Artist:
Hi! My name is Lily and I am a BFA graduate with a specialization in painting and drawing. I am both an artist and a yoga instructor, these practices often intermingling on a conscious and subconscious level. I am interested in light, reflection, form, material, and process.
Subtle Bodies: Iridescence I
brown paper, cardboard, canvas, acrylic paint, mirrored paper, cellophane, 2020, 36” x 48” x 4”
Subtle Bodies: Iridescence II
brown paper, cardboard, acrylic paint, mirrored paper, cellophane, 2020, 40” x 58” x 4”
Subtle Bodies: Iridescence III
brown paper, cardboard, acrylic paint, mirrored paper, cellophane, 2020, 40” x 52” x 4”
Subtle Bodies: Iridescence IV
brown paper, cardboard, acrylic paint, mirrored paper, cellophane, 2020, 37” x 33” x 4”
This body of work investigates material, light, and form to create experiences inspired by my yoga practice. I use common materials in order to produce optical illusions that contradict the work’s physical flatness, generating a sense of space that is less comprehensible. These effects are dramatized by interference paint, iridescence, and reflection. Transformation is a common theme in these works; paper becomes both support and image, the ordinary metamorphosizes into the ethereal.
In many ways, my work is related to yoga and meditation. In yoga philosophy, the subtle body is the energetic plane of human existence, which can only be accessed when one is silent, still, and free from mental chatter. In these works, the subtle body is present in two ways. Once, as I am intuitively creating the forms, and again as viewers take time to observe the work.