My art is all about transition. Life has changed in so many ways this year, my work is evolving with me. Making connections is what drives me. The medium I choose to illustrate ideas changes based on how/what I want to communicate, the excitement of working in different media enhances the process.
My painted figure work strives to illustrate a state of being. The silver lines represent the energy that flows through and connects us all.
The Spiral Series of sculpture is all about carving movement out of space. This is me being loose and abstract, evolving. Feeling the cuts and forces that flow around us.
As an artist who works primarily in three dimensions, I am always looking for ways to make art more tangible – yes, please touch!
My teaching philosophy is one of learning by doing. Experience is everything. The exploration of materials and meaning in the classroom as well as the studio should allow self-expression and reflection. Process is integral to the work – the conscious realization of what our hands and minds are capable of producing.
Evolving as a person and making art is a completely intertwined process. The decisions made when making an art object are as important and meaningful as the art piece itself. I encourage my students to experiment with materials, to push their ideas to the limit and to think always about the content of their work.
“I believe art comes down to relationships, the relationship of occupied space to unoccupied space. Inspired by Mondrian, this work incorporates his love of architecture and commitment to right angles with my own vision of linear references to our beautiful Gulf Coast. With a bit of artistic license, I also include secondary colors with Mondrian’s choice of primaries to expand the color palette and be more inclusive.”
Learn more about Pamela Olin at pamelaolin.com @pamelaolin