“Somnambulant” mixed media installation by Samantha Parker Salazar

Artist Statement

The fringe of consciousness contains countless moments of affirmation that our reality may be effectively reduced to universal shapes and forms. Such forms can be expressed through the intimate marks excavated from recklessly smeared surfaces. The edge of my scalpel blade regards each happenstance smudge and line, heightening the importance of seemingly less significant areas. Repetitively deconstructing and re-configuring a simple material gives conceptual power to the process of physical transformation. In these works, the negative and positive spaces are visual equals by allowing light and shadow to dance upon the surrounding architecture. The forms, suspended in space, are a quiet reflection on beauty, destruction, and potential.