LU RAY Courting
collage, perfume, pigment, ink and graphite on paper
I manipulate images to disturb and inspire. I focus on the female body and its histories. As a queer female I live in my own stories and use my body to express wordless feelings. My process is visceral with cutting, tearing, jabbing, burning, and ritualistic actions. I begin with cutting images and shapes from magazines and then experiment with various compositions until I feel the elements speaking to me. From there I create an aura of gestural markings and pigment followed by perfume. I burn pieces of the perfect images and allow the ashes to crumble into acrylic medium, holding the pieces down. I contrast roughness with traditional disciplines such as painting and paying close attention to lines. These visual signals are an homage to the conflict of staying poised while feeling a fire inside. My work makes references to resilience of female bodied people through my art making process and aim to inspire others to connect from their emotional and physical bodies.
ALL ARTWORK CURRENTLY ON EXHIBITION IN THE 7TH BIANNUAL 12 x 12 SHOW WILL STAY ON DISPLAY AFTER PURCHASE UNTIL APRIL 30TH 2023. Some exceptions on case-by-case basis. Shipping rates subject to change based on location and are the responsibility of the buyer. All sales are final.