Thank you for taking an interest in my work. I am Julianne Farella, a third year student at SUNY New Paltz studying Drawing and Painting along with Art Education.
Through my drawings and paintings, I hope to elicit distant, dream-like feelings and bring the viewer to a place in which they are peering into a thought, feeling or idea - as if recalling a dream.
Houses are used to parallel my view of relationships. At times, even with closest of friends and significant others, we erect metaphorical walls to protect ourselves from the potentially detrimental effects of emotional commitment. Similar to trying to recall a dream, experiences and ideas come in and out of focus with varying degrees of success, somewhat similar to what we experience when reflecting upon relationships.
Common objects have been finding their way into my paintings recently. I attach dialogue to repetitive objects in my daily life that reflect the ways in which I interact with those around me.
I express these thoughts through the use of working both gesturally and on layers of translucent fabrics and papers. I’ll take write quotes I overhear and introspective thought onto the canvas as I work in layers to express this wavering perception of conversation through personifying the home as well as objects. This process allows the viewer to vary their focus in and out through the different layers, as if peering deeper and deeper into their own faint memories.