Artist's Statement, Lori Lorion Tender and Fierce is Truth and a Good Painting is a Noble Little Truth The Silent Room Where Paintings Hang
Human figures are often the subject of my work. Most essentially, in the stilled movement of emerging forms, I attempt to express the beat of silence. Rhythms of light and dark, seasons, civilizations lost and born, words falling and rising, cycles of emotion, bodies fleshing and wilting take form. Paintings reveal themselves to me through visual rhythm. I let my entire body participate in the making. For me, creating a painting is similar to the experience of viewing a painting: my eyes, heart and mind sense form appearing. The hand becomes a servant to the impulse. It is a strange and wonderful activity, not unlike that of an athlete who trains and conditions until the entire body moves without thinking.
I am most at home in a gallery or studio, alone, surrounded by paintings.
It takes some sort of wicked grit to make art from a place of humility and stick with the thing year after year, day after day. The making forms the life.