Artist StatementLexy Singer Color has to have a relationship with the emotional and psychological sense of an invented or referenced place. I enjoy finding color within the observed landscape, but I also enjoy creating an architectural space within that landscape. My experience with land itself has influenced my current work. I am attached to the countryside, deep in between valleys, or at the foot of the mountains, where I grew up. I feel like I am as much a part of the air, the wind, and the sky as I am the wild grasses, hills, and creeks. When I close my eyes, I see vague outlines of ambiguous forms, but always bright colors. That is what I paint. My imagery is either right in front me, observed from the natural world, or it is being constructed in my mind from bits and pieces of experiential living and rooted memories. I build up my paintings by stacking forms to show a strange spacial relationship between the two conflicting subjects, landscape and architecture. Sometimes buildings are singled out, and other times, the buildings are grouped together, making them more like dwelling communities. I use scale to make either the landscape or the dwelling-like buildings more important. These architectural forms have a dwindling effect in their scale as they move back or forwards in the paintings. These paintings are about being in a place that makes sense in the world I live in right now.