"I choose to be UNQUIET."

Musical Abstract "Number 56." Acrylic on canvas, 20x30". Inspired by the song "Last Time" by The Mynabirds.

Musical Abstract "Number 56." Acrylic on canvas, 20x30". Inspired by the song "Last Time" by The Mynabirds.

Artist Statement:

As an abstract artist and writer, I am often searching for both structure and fluidity, creating containers and then finding ways to make them permeable. I am fascinated by paradox, and I am currently exploring how to reflect that curiosity in my creative work.

I am drawn toward abstraction because there is more space in it. There is an extra degree of freedom where emotion flashes in an instant and our brains scramble to catch up to it. I am fascinated by this liminal experience and the challenge of surrendering to it. For me, deeply effective abstraction is akin to the precision found in gut-thumping poetry, and my notebooks are filled with my attempts at both.

Overall, my work is informed by an optimistic design aesthetic. In life I seek vibrance and an undeniable feeling of greater connection, and I cannot help but express that potency in my art.

Art is community and I am a believer in the power of creative contagion. To that end, I advocate choosing to be creatively unquiet, and I often share how that shows up for me.
— Andrea Lewicki