Lindsay Frei

Artist Statement

When I started still life painting I thought of the paintings as studies and approached them as a way of satisfying my curiosity surrounding technique. My excitement for the work grew when I discovered that a realistic description could be a vehicle for emotional content. I choose neutral subjects because they are often free of expectations. My hope is that these objects will take on anthropomorphic qualities. The beauty in painting this way lies in the transformation of an ordinary thing into a specific statement with human attachments.”