Sleepy, 2020

Mixed Media

Dimensions: 12" x 12" x 2"

Image courtesy of the artist

S.A. Maples

Vinemont, Alabama

My work focuses on emotional affects and subsequently, the movements caused by them. Emotional affects involve physical or mental actions that make a physical or mental movement happen. Whether manipulated or unconsciously evoked, emotional movements direct our lives in deep ways.

My abstract paintings are a study in movement and the emotions that drive those movements. I create movement on canvas by applying different mediums such as inks, graphite and acrylic paint to canvas or wood panel. The result is a watery, ethereal, marking that suggests movement. When layered, I can create whole, complex emotional expressions. My relationship with music, nature, poetry, literature and rich life experiences, give my work infinite material to draw from.