Faceted Phrases Series: Acrylic Paintings

Artist Statement

So much of our culture is defined by complex messages illustrated through strategic colors, simple symbols, and evocative shapes. I ask, how can we push the messages that move us, keep us afloat when we feel underwater, and, above all, remind us that we are human, to be greater than words once said?

I translate the energy and story behind found quotes and phrases through geometric shapes and lines drenched in saturated hues. This body of work stems from my past as a graphic designer, singer, and quilter. It connects my expertise in visual symbolism with the nuanced study of voice, all of which exposes itself through a color palette that has forever followed my hand across fabric, pixels, and paint.

Ultimately my aspiration is to make abstract art not just accessible but a method of communication—by which the viewers receive a renewed sense of the message, meaning, and application, perhaps carrying this sentiment home into their own life.

Stacey Messier is a reemerging artist holding a BFA in Painting from the Hartford Art School. By day she is a director of CX Design and at night she spends her time painting, writing, and mentoring.