Felicita Norris

My large-scale paintings are reactions to personal experience, though the images and themes represented are not strictly autobiographical. I'm interested in revealing the complexities of "the familiar," evoking emotion by way of symbology and metaphor, and using the human figure and noxious color to draw the viewer inward. Employing a series of multimedia processes, the paintings become a stage for figures and objects in confined spaces, depicting, at times, unsettling images that respond to social constructions, institutions, and politics.