1. Nothing’s Working – acrylic on panel; 36 x 24 in.
2. Walking the Line – acrylic on canvas; 36 x 36 in.
My work strives to portray the constant journey of escaping the set of cultural norms and strictures that hinder personal and societal growth. I use body language to hone in on pivotal moments of both connection and detachment. Hard shapes combined with drawing-like brush strokes within the paintings represent the contrasts that are in all of us. Acrylic paint, oil pastels, and both panel and canvas surfaces serve together in my work, creating new visual and emotional insights. My use of materials is always calculated to provoke the viewer to find their own interpretation of the piece.
© Brigid McGivern