Cierra DeBold

Capital University

My work often explores the convoluted web that is the human psyche. The left side and the right side of the brain are constantly at war with one another--the former is analytical; the latter, impulsive. As an artist, this inherent chaos had led me to produce a series of unconventional artwork, enhanced with muted color schemes, careful line work, and, most importantly, detail. Each piece combines these distinct elements with a long list of repressed emotions. The top two being pain and anger. The key to unlocking true potential, I believe, is a dark state of mind.

My work expresses a sense of control through deliberate mark-making techniques. Each piece is carefully arranged. The use of materials in my work changes from project to project. I never create the same work twice.

I have always been interested in the human face, and this has spurred me to create some unique portraiture. My style is unlike anyone else's. Why? Because I think outside the box. Having studied the evolution of popular American culture, my work resonates with contemporary society. The subject matter touches on relevant ideas such as self-identity, internal conflict, existentialism, and outward appearance. Challenging the viewer to see the world in a whole new light.

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