1. Universal Dance – acrylic on canvas; 18 x 36 in.
2. Feline Transformation – acrylic on canvas; 18 x 36 in.
My attraction to bold colors is an unconscious choice that I believe to be a cultural connection between myself and people of color throughout the world. The images seem to emerge from my ancestral past which is West Africa. The work I create reflects my environment, then and now. My paintings are suggestive of the human form and how they relate in nature. I give the negative and positive space equal importance. The end result is usually a picture within a picture.
© Shirley Guay