Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
© 2016 Alana Medina
The wall pieces are intentionally left to be crude, unrefined, and raw. A look at the world with a border, walking backwards to a beginning, what it was like before the traffic of the mind. Itinerant qualities along with an objective dissidence bring about an experience of tribal nomadic earthy hues. The paintings stay close to my interpretation of the earth, similar to the sculptures. Like twins born in the same embrace with contemporaneous qualities they exist together with a connection in materiality. There is a relationship between my paintings and sculptures; a mutual dependence seen and experienced together that is beneficial and synergistic.
The soft, assemblage of fabrics, the earthen dyed pigments, irregular patterns and informal expression create a foundation to these objects. There is no direct order to how the viewer can translate each piece; the inclusive vapidity just blends any sort of interpretation. The primitive component is a simple expression through dye, paint, aboriginal pointillism, spray paint, and ready-made fabrics.
This body of work represents the freedom and ability to not be weighed down by existing ordinances of art enthusiasm and translation.
Medina, Alana, "Tapestry" (2016). CGU MFA Theses. 133.