Shifting deep seated beliefs can feel like physical exertion. Vanessa Lam compares the thinking process to be like “rearranging mental furniture” as she investigates the relationship of home to personal identity in her mixed media painting. The home can be viewed as a compartmentalized reflection of ourselves. There are areas where we open up to others while other areas remain hidden. Vanessa is interested in exploring this inner realm where objects exist both in harmony and in flux. Through the process of layering and collage, Vanessa explores the tension of this relationship in her latest body of work.
Pushing Back (mixed media on paper)
Altered Course (mixed media on paper)