There is thinking in the blue sky
Hough, Travis Keyoshi
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Through painting I attempt to create a space for viewers to reflect upon their spirituality -- a space to observe and obtain grace through self effort. My paintings are read like the sky. They are not separate from the viewer; rather, one perceives my paintings as reflections of one’s own consciousness and the collective consciousness, as nothing less than the spirit itself. While painting I rely on an intuition that dictates my creative process. I listen to the materials and place them exactly, responding to an aesthetic derived from my interest in spiritual objects and space such as the Zen tea bowls, altars, mosques, and tea rooms. Through surface, color, space and materials I create painting with the same emotional qualities as those objects and spaces. Within my paintings I used found, painted, and fabricated elements. My formal concerns are finding correct proportions within the composition and a balance among the colors and materials, thus creating a harmonious relationship. This results in paintings with both natural and handcrafted elements that are simultaneously immaculate and authentic.