Involuntary Laughter – It happens on the stage, it happens during funerals, it happens when you slip and fall…and its the kind of laughter you can’t hold back or control. Its the kind of laughter you remember years later and laugh again. Its the orange in my whites.
I think I am getting to a point where, finally, I don’t know what I am doing, and it feels good to let go. The older I get the younger I am becoming, and subsequently the more whimsical my canvases. This is the result of my relationship with my habitat. The flora and fauna I live with daily in my little environment, the music that feeds me and the people, young and old, i share my life with. Then there are the many environments I am constantly exposed to due to my extensive traveling. They expand my horizons, always bringing me back to my little corner, which is a microcosm of that larger world. And so, the social, sensual, emotional, mental, pragmatic abundances I live with find their way onto the canvas.
Join us at the opening reception for Vahe’s new exhibition, “Involuntary Laughter,” on July 24, 2010.