"This became part of a series of works that can alter your thought patterns and create new neural pathways. In these works, and in many of my pieces there is an interrupted pattern. For example, if you spent time with this painting in your environment, you would start to see larger geometrical forms like triangles, pyramid shapes, rectangles, squares, argyle patterns, hexagons.
First, you may start to see the pyramid shape, then you will then suddenly see a larger rectangle. Then your eye will go to the Maltese Cross. Its the pattern created with colors line & shape that move your mind around, creating new ways of inputting information, thus creating new neural networks. Symmetry creates rest, that is not this. The symmetry allows your mind to rest but the almost-symmetry obliges you to alter your paths just enough so that it still feels comfortable but unexpected. I like the colors and background softness I don't know what the object is in the painting, but one day I may."
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MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER
41" x 39"
“When I got into art, it was such a refuge. It's an autonomous vehicle of absolute freedom. I had just been expelled from high school and through four years of depression. I just stayed in my room reading literature, biographies, philosophy and painting pictures. I was searching for answers, meaning, and beauty. The outside world seemed so illogical and cruel. My only solution was to withdraw from it. That's when I began to search and search until I found art. I learned that I can create a world of beauty and wonder. Creating art has no limits, its full of feelings, and meaning."
Hennessa is now a DC-based artist. Previously, Eve went to grad school in Mexico City's UNAM, San Carlos Academy where she created walk-in wood construction sculptures that were a dark closed in environment, abstractly reflecting a starry night’s sky.
For her, painting can be a form of color healing meditation as well as a way to communicate complex ideas. Eve will easily spend a day immersed in colors or the complexities of lines.
Severe chronic PTSD has impacted Eve's childhood development. As a result, the right brain hemisphere of perception and flow dominate so that she is able to always tap into expansive creativity.
Lack of planning and control is embodied in how Eve harnesses the dynamic swirling nature of color and paint. She loves that it’s hard to control, “you have to work with it and follow where it wants to go.”
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