The mapping project was both an obstacle and an opportunity for me, functioning as a gateway to an entirely novel way of thinking and doing, incorporating each one of the things I love as forms of expression into my work. My vision of the end of the tunnel fluctuated through the progress of the piece. Yet in the end I became, for the most part, satisfied with my finished product and inspired to create similar time-based works that incorporate all my passions — dance, music, art — with a specific focus in composition and the energy and tone of various movement. The music you hear in the piece is an improvisational piece by myself meant to create both tension and a melody.
Within the piece itself — I wanted to incorporate a sense of struggle and, paraphrasing a critique I was given, an “interesting awkwardness…a fumbling.” There is beauty, I think, in the aspect of dance and the colors used, giving the piece a whole new realm and dimensionality. Color, also, is a large part of my work generally, and has developed to be something for which my peers recognize me. I wish to illustrate intense intense emotion in my work, in a tone and mood that I believe color can most accurately depict.