American Icons

American Icons

Picasso's Bandera de España

Picasso's Bandera de España

Zizi d'Yayoi

Zizi d'Yayoi

Caron G Rand

Artist Statement

Visages intrigue me. A person’s face, without saying a word, is a storied landscape. That’s what makes Warhol’s Screen Tests so captivating even though they are silent, black & white films. I seek to create the same studied reflection with my portraits whether they be single or multiple renderings bringing a unique visage into a contemplative space to create a dialogue.

Venerism, is a word I coined to best describe my floating portraiture, as each person past and present has a narrative unlike anyone else’s, and I seek to venerate both their physical and metaphysical being. When I study a visage, I encounter something transcendent in the engagement of their individuality, as I connect to their unique being in order to capture their essence. This is an intimate process and often an emotional one for me as well.

Abstract art is just as compelling for me to create, as color and shape take on a life of their own. Space and time are interrupted with a new expression void of visages with an appreciation for interpretation. I often combine both portraiture and abstract, as I enjoy how they each have a unique expressiveness, engaging the mind's eye.

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