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Emergence I by CAROL LEVINE
Colored pencil on Arches paper
39.5" x 29"
Emergence 2 by CAROL LEVINE
Colored pencil on Arches paper
40.5" x 26"
Emergence 3 by CAROL LEVINE
Colored pencil on Arches paper
40.5" x 26"
Synchronous 5 by CAROL LEVINE
Acrylic on architectural Mylar
34.5" x 48"
Synchronous 6 by CAROL LEVINE
Acrylic on architectural Mylar
34.5" x 48"


My recent work results from a nonverbal process, a dialogue between conscious and unconscious. It emerges without preconceived ideas of what I want the work to look like or what it will represent. I approach each piece without boundaries, inviting unexpected and surprising juxtapositions to appear. It is my hope that my drawings offer a window into a place where the personal and transcendent meet.

As a systems thinker, I understand that things are better understood in terms of their relationship to a larger, overarching system or structure. I extrapolated that this paradigm is equally relevant to how we find meaning in our lives. Thus, the philosophical idea of becoming - the self being a dynamic entity, inclusive of both past and present states, and harbingers of future ones - grew to be a central consideration of my work. The interconnectedness between the instances in our lives and our responses to them - random, capricious, analytical - becomes the repeating determinant in the development of our self. My paintings, Synchronous, are metaphors for this process.

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