Artist StatementOur lives exist as a series of experiences. One situation leads into another, influencing and prompting those that follow. People have irreversible influence on our lives, as we do to them. This convoluted network of people, places, and events form our base understanding of who we are as individuals. The memories and emotions instigated by such events drive us to become the people we are. These images are from a series entitled Substance. The colors, forms, and textures evoke the occurrence of specific emotions felt throughout the course of our lives. While emotive in nature, the layering of pigments, drips, and glazes allows one to contemplate the common threads of human experience and how they shape us as individuals, such as the acceptance of our weaknesses and burdens, the overcoming and resolution of guilt, coming to terms with our heritage and past, and the search for higher meaning and comfort. Conceived to have a reverent quality, these paintings speak about the importance of internal experience and the positive aspects of self awareness.
Micah Cash creates work that addresses the intersection of internal and external experience. His paintings contemplate the search for transcendence within the limitations of the human condition. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Micah received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2005 with a double major in painting and art history. He has shown throughout the southeast, most recently in Charlottesville, VA and Catonsville, MD. He lives and works in Baltimore, MD.