AMY CANNADY

"In my artwork I develop a personal language. I intentionally seek no control but look for the possibilities in the paint and the process. My painting language suggests no room for dogmatic interpretation. I consider this a metaphor for an inward/outward journey. I honor a thought by making a mark on the canvas. I do not have to know why that mark must be made. This process has been defined by art critics as a kind of “Glossolalia,” a language of its own. Through a reduction and layering process, line and form emerge, seeming to disappear into obscurity. There is a sense of time and space. Alluding to life’s mysteries and ambiguities, nothing is clearly seen. An explosion and serenity may exist within one work. There will surely be different interpretations of that which is seen. That which is unseen is either intellectualized or felt."