I describe my entire body of work as "Chasing after Spirits". I am a visual artist creating works on paper. My medium, collage, my materials, acrylic paints, 300 and 140 lb. water color paper, matte medium as adhesive and mixed media. My work embodies research identity and the gathering of elements of African American retentions, evoking residues of dreams, images, and intuitive memories, creating visual stories that reach back into ancestral histories, and stories that impact the here and now. Evolving over time, my work is becoming stronger and more sculptural - abstract - layered with texture, creating a visual language that explores energies and color, experimenting with new forms that impact, on gender, belief, and survival of the spirit.
- Barbara Bullock