False Positives will feature intimate, intricate works on paper packed with networks of emotion and connection. Each combines collage, burning, sewing, and almost cellular-level painting, a balance of elimination and reconstruction, damage and mending. The inspiration is inward yet universal.
“Underneath the façade of vibrant colors is an accounting of my interior monologues. Thoughts and feelings are converted into color-coded dots as a means of plotting out the changing landscape of my emotions. Translating meaning into pattern, I weave what is intangible into materiality to create tapestries of the mind’s operations. Brilliant colors belie many darker, less attractive feelings. It is my alchemical process of transmuting negativity into beauty, an antidote and escape from the darkness.” – Karen Margolis