Amy E. Mayfield
Drowning Smorgasbord, 2009, 12 x 10 in.
Toasty Molten and Sugary, 2010, 36 x 24 in.
Blue Hunky Chunk, 2009, 12 x 12 in.
Squishy Clementine Spice, 2009, 12 x 9 in.
Miss Disguise 1, 2009, 13 x 13 in.
Twirling Fish, 2009, 18 x 13 in.
Untitled, 2009, 11 x 17 in.
Vile Smithereen, 2010, 18 x 12 in.
Exuding implosive energy, my paintings are made in a highly intuitive idiosyncratic manner. With obscure darkness lurking just beneath the surface, these mad saturated surreal color field-like experiments permeate bearded membranes, encrypted anthropomorphic mythical creatures, and biomorphic poisonous blossoms.
I consider the scenes subliminal landscapes. They are created with excruciatingly seductive, lecherous, saturated pours of paint that look at times as though they might ooze off the surface. These amoeba-like pours are juxtaposed with intricate thin black lines similar to ornamental filigree that whisper fragility. Drips become characters that play out feelings of fear and greed as well as ecstasy and joy. Decadent and detailed micro and macro worlds spring from my personal encrypted consciousness that effuses rhythm, flowering complexities and deathly howling disturbances.
Derived from the vernacular of the craft movement these patterned expansive fields are filled with patchwork quilts, poured gem-like charms, and prickly slurping sludge. The abstract content fuses non linear narratives with the language of paint itself.