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Kelsey Ann Horn: Stop Being Facetious

Stop Being Facetious

Kelsey Ann Horn

This particular work examines how contrast in light creates texture. By magnifying the subject so that it fills the canvas entirely, the image becomes a topographic map of light and dark; it becomes abstracted beyond its recognizable form in space. I began examining florals particularly because of the ephemeral, delicate, materiality of the petals that compiles and creates masses and crevices. I paint with calculated brush strokes to build flat planes and sharp edges, simplifying the varying dimensions into a handful of tints of the same color. The pattern emanates from the sporadic repetition of these darks and lights, which at a certain volume, becomes textural.