The title for my upcoming show, Making Home, serves as a literal translation of a recent life event, my move from my home and studio of many years and also as a apt metaphor for my experience as a painter. The parallel expressed is oriented around my process. i.e, painting in a unscripted manner, working and waiting for all the the various moves and marks to fall into place formally, and then visually, as I tap into cultural references that currently interest me and my own subjective experience and instincts working with paint. As this process can sometimes take a very long time, I liken this experience of wrangling and wrestling with this fluid medium, paint, to “Making Home”.
Laurie Danial, 2016