BETTA FISH SERIES
A COLLECTION OF BETTA FISH
2015 - 2017
A Collection of Beta fish is a completed body of work with the intention of giving the viewer the opportunity to experience abstract shapes and spaces in a representational context. Choosing Beta Fish as a subject matter has allowed me to work with imagery that is both aesthetically pleasing, but upon expanding the natural size of the animal, allows me to reveal detail in the abstractions that are foreign biological parts such as scales and fins.
The series has been a three year creation process, with pieces ranging from 2014 - 2017. The series has grown to a collection of 30+ pieces, meant to overwhelm the viewer.
The installation of the exhibition included live Beta Fish for the purpose of providing the viewer with the visual parallel between the unnaturally large and static paintings and the naturally small and active inspiration.