Carlene Munoz


Artist’s Statement

My current body of work examines presence and spatial relationships through the process of drawing. Delicate hand drawn islands create spatial relationships by subtly emerging and dematerializing from the surface of the paper in a topo-analytical exploration of my reaction to spaces and sites. By arranging these islands as constellations on vertical sheets of delicate Okawara paper, the drawings become a vessel from which to confront feelings of frailty and vulnerability.

Using an intuitive drawing process, the ritual of drawing allows my unconscious thoughts to shape the imagery. Through this meditative process, altered patterns and spontaneous compositions are formed in response to the paper’s surface. This series explores the concept of islands and nebulas occupying a limitless space, drifting and merging in the vastness of the paper.

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