A collection of paintings by Suzanne Gibbs Art. The Dot Dilemma: incessant internal chatter that matters is my newest series, begun in 2021.
The Dot Dilemma series began from near-childlike exploration. I cut a circle in the center of several rectangular pieces of cardstock and painted them different colors. From there I began to look through the world via the small dot opening, changing the color of the observational tool to change perspective. I walked around for months viewing my world through dots—like a viewfinder or telescope—but flat and with no magnification. Incessant and curious observation of nothing in particular, until a connection presented itself to me.
We stand on dots in lines and we operate as if we had bubbles surrounding us in public. We move around one another as if to say, "don't come near me, watch out" and at the same time we are expressing the idea of "I respect your space, your body, and your health." I was and still am interested in this push pull of human existence. Sometimes I feel safe. Sometimes I feel anxious. Sometimes I feel angry. Always I remain curious.
With paint, collage, and the visual idea of “stitches” I painted the dilemma of my internal chatter and exploration of the world through dots. I numbered the paintings so as to take the emotion out of the equation. Each dot holds a piece of voice that matters.
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