Statement - R Hermelyn Di Silvestro
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The power of visual language has always intrigued me. I am interested in exposing the connections and struggles between self, society, and nature, inviting the viewer to start a conversation.


I have a special romance with monotype printmaking. When painting the human form or a moment in time, uncovering what’s hidden is what it’s all about. The monotype technique allows me to expose what my subject is willing to reveal amid the abstract. I create with a mix of bold, quiet, and gestural strokes in my creative process. The movement and emotion of every mark is recorded onto the plate and there is no going back once I start. The tension in this generative space is enlightening and addicting.