Jody Levinson

Artists Statement

Jody Levinson February 2019

This latest body of work addresses my curiosity with personal secrets.

I believe all of us have secrets that we wish we could share with others….but we hold back.

In this work, I am playing with the “push me/pull you” effect of personal story telling i.e. cathartic release v. fear of judgment.

I start boldly with full release of explosive secrets splashed boldly across the surface. Then I mask, cut into, edit and morph the words into mark marking and camouflage.

The energy remains consistent though, through the telling, the confessing and finally the cover up. It holds a curiosity of our human nature to share ourselves with others.