Shirley Hamilton

I explore the external as well as the internal landscape of the earth as well as the body. The end product reveals much of the process of creation just as we ourselves reveal the process of our life. I reveal some things under layers while obscuring others. I've begun including maps of Mississippi in my work as a reference to where I live and grew up as well as the journey I've taken through my life.

Just as important as the process and layers of paint are, the mark making itself fascinates me. I want the mark to reveal as much as it can about the subject be it a person or even an abstract suggestion of an emotion.

Through it all, art is an intuitive process for me. My art is an extension of me and the way I see the world around me.

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