“Doodling Becomes Ritual”
On exhibit at the Columbia Pike Branch Library, December 2016 – January 2017
Aselin Lands, originally from Baton Rouge, LA, is currently an arts educator in the DC Metropolitan Area.
She is dedicated to teaching art as well as creating art. She earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching and Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. She explores themes of identity, abstract thoughts, and emotions. Her works have been exhibited work in Washington Dc, Maryland, North Carolina, Mexico, and Greece.
I have found myself involved in repetitive processes. In some of my works, the same patterns are repeated over and over again until it comes to the feeling of being a chore. I have yet to exhaust these patterns. The act of doodling becomes a ritual. As I am reaching a subconscious state during this ritual, my doodles began to form a persona of their own. They become alive and shape into their own beings. The colors in the background create an environment where they are allowed to vibrate across the surface.
Great article on an amazing artist! I love Aselin Lands work and am thrilled to see more people — especially our youth — becoming acquainted with her work and philosophy.