Annie K. Blake
ANNIE k. bLAKE
My work deals with the layers that build our existence and with human connectedness-- the complex inner lives that appear so similar from the outside. I contemplate ideas of growth and the things we have to/get to leave out in life. I explore the human experience, using the house as a symbol of complex interior worlds and the variety of paths to build or follow, the limitations we allow or break through. The neighborhood, for me, represents our proximity but lack of knowledge of each other's hidden color and mess, and I paint communities to encourage consideration of our dependence on each other and the beauty in our diverse yet shared experiences. After growing up all over (Kansas, Virginia, Minnesota, England, Brazil), I now unexpectedly but happily reside in Utah.