Tina Estes

Artist's Statement

I am interested in the human memories we have of other people and places.  Our memories are not direct recordings but pieced together remnants; a combination of consciously observed moments and unconscious perceptions and assumptions.  The blanks are then filled in by a mixture of our own experiences and beliefs as well as input from others. 

My work is a result of close observation of people.  My process of pouring paint is a metaphor for all of the elements that construct and form our memories of people.  Like memories, I seek to recreate the feeling or general idea of the moment but then I abstract the details - keeping them just out of reach.