2014 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
Manss AvalSan Diego CA USA
My paintings typically begin with observations of natural patterns, textures or other structures that evolve into lyrical compositions of form and colorful rhythms. I am particularly intrigued by trees and other plants and their ability to communicate both internally and with neighboring species. Largely unnoticed by most humans due to hauteur, trees are in perpetual motion and display their individuality not only by their branching patterns but also with distinct emotional expressions. I see faces, designs and complete figures, elation, melancholy, surprise and sensuality. Working with vivid, striking colors, I see my pieces as embodiment of fantastic creatures and dream scenarios that present a smoothing balance to harsh social realities. Inspired by the natural environment I focus in my photography on infusing life into “inanimate“ objects and transforming them into actors that present our environment in a different, more intimate perspective. I seek to acknowledge Nature’s beauty and fragility, to create a repository for introspective thought and perhaps prompt a call for conservation.