Monique Ford - Abstract Painter
Recent thoughts on space

The ideas and visualizations of space in my work can be considered a complex yet simple puzzle to solve.

On one hand, you are where the painting places you and that is right in the middle of the painting as the marks are rooted on the surface and somewhat zoomed in onto the physical space surrounding you.

On the other, you are reminded of the physicality and texture of the paint itself and are swayed away from any intentional feeling of representational space.

The order or rhythm in the work spreads throughout my entire images, leaving the viewer to take in all of it at once. Some of my works demands the viewer to observe longer and remain unsettled in the bold colors and movement.

Space serves as one element in constant dialogue with color and movement transcended through brushstroke, palette knives, and combs. The psychological space affirms nature in its most simplistic form. Joy, fear, anxiety, vulnerability, and beauty equate a feeling of our human condition. I seek to create all of these moments in each work by something you might feel in the expressions created.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

-Maya Angelou