From Aleah Koury…
Making art is key for me. It is my way of communicating personal vision using developed visual language.
I approach my work in a non-traditional way. My academic background is in both two and three dimensions and I am currently walking the fine line that sometimes conjoins them.
Ceramics started it. Transforming earth, water, fire and air into something expressive struck me as magical. And, over the years that process has had it’s way with me.
Creating fills me with a sense of accomplishment and has proven valid for translating inner vision into outer reality. I paint from the inside out.
Though I work deliberately, consciously employing both traditional and innovative techniques my subconscious and liminal thoughts are the undisputed project managers. I wrote my Graduate thesis on the process of liminal thought and how that small creative window delivers so many images when I am tuned in.
The concrete and repetitive nature of my work frees my imagination and provides the opportunity for inventive accidents in the studio. I find that experimenting and the willingness to fail has been beneficial in the processes and unique surfaces which I have created. There is no doubt that I work in an unorthodox way with materials and mediums. I have never followed the rules in that regard. This philosophy in the studio becomes more and more apparent the longer I work and the older I become.