By sharing my message through painting, drawing, and photography, I hope to inspire others to form a greater connection with nature and the people that play the leading roles in our lives. These relationships develop who we become, and tend to lead to the discovery of our purpose on this earth. I begin most of my works with an exploration through brief sketches, notes in a journal, or photographic adventures. I am attracted to late afternoon and evening light, and most of my works are a representation of the effects that occur at this time. Through photography I am able to capture the essential elements of my inspiration. I use these images to form a personal connection with my viewer that is often familiar and heart-warming. I explore how light and color affect emotion while presenting the viewer with a feeling of uncertainty. This feeling is a result of the impact of societal expectations. The shapes within my works are often blurred or shifted into one another, offering the viewer a more distinguishable connection. I paint in primarily oils, but I also have experience with a number of dry and water based media.
Biography: Dena Aycock began creating work at the elementary school level and has continued to explore her interests in the arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she will receive her BFA Painting degree June 2007. She paints primarily in oils but also has a history with acrylic, watercolor, and dry media, working on canvas, paper, and wood panel. She has recently started exhibiting Conceptual installations as well as photography. Aycock’s work deals with the affects light and color have on emotion, presenting a viewer with a familiar situation that creates a feeling of uncertainty. Her brush and line work blur objects and colors to help the viewer reconnect with the image on a personal level. She has exhibited with the Savannah College of Art and Design at Alexander Hall on numerous occasions for Open Studio Nights, Selected Glass Master Copy Cases, Conceptual Installations within the Graduate Studios, the Distinguished Hall Exhibition, as well as the Starland Gallery District of Savannah. She has also shown in Birmingham, AL and Lacoste, France. Aycock’s work is part of permanent collections in Birmingham, AL; Anniston, AL; Tucson, AZ; Colorado; Savannah, GA; Lacoste, France; and London, England.
Country: United States
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