The paintings I create are inspired from memories. I am possessed by the desire to collect and preserve interactions. When I connect with a person or place a flood of color pours in my mind and I use that color to translate the moment.

I have found that making work about the past can, at times, distract me from being present. I have relied on the concept that in order to understand a place I must leave it so that it can become a memory. This month I am working to undo that idea. I am practicing being completely in the moment by painting the landscape from my window as the light changes daily. Some projects I am working on will still rely on memory and ultimately, I will be able to compare meditations of the present to meditations of the past.

Kristin Texeira

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