Hamill's work is featured in our current show Komorebi + Everything is Fluid.
Hurry! Show closes Saturday the 17th.
View more of her work here.
The wave paintings are about the illusion that anything in life is static. They are a visual reminder that absolutely every living thing and every life is in a state of constant change. I want these paintings to serve as a reminder that we might as well embrace it, this constant change. It is beautiful, after all.
The new works on paper take that idea a step further. They are about the accumulation of these transient moments, interactions and experiences that make up a life. I look at each piece as an individual life. All start with a base of watercolor and/or gouache: our givens at birth, such as family, DNA, genealogy and geography. Some pieces are simply layered with lovely, swirling, irregular patterns of circles: these represent the people, places and things that we encounter in life. These pieces are about a short arc of life: infants, children, young adults. The more complex pieces represent the wild variations of a longer arc of life caught while being lived. Each piece tells the story of a life, with what we are born into as a base and then layers of various inks, ending with relief printing, which suggests the obvious, imprinting.
This, like all my work, shares the commitment I bring to my artistic practice to develop work that relies on my own rigorous, original take on traditional materials. In addition, all of my work relies on using my life’s energy to make every mark with my own hand so that the finished work lives and breathes. I believe in taking the slower, more difficult, most individual path to creating a piece of art.