Sonya Feola De La Cruz
I create in order to cleanse myself of emotions that adhere to my subconscious. There is no explicit guideline I follow as I paint and draw. I get the main base started as I allow my mind to flow from thought to thought; working through times of sorrow and pain along with their counterparts. My main subject tends to involve a female, a probable projection of self. As the painting process pursues and my body undergoes the prophecy of human sentiments, I declare my soul towards liberation.
By subjecting myself to this deep meditative practice, I attempt to tap into the whole. The feelings in which I feel, are not unique. These feelings are felt through us all and I yearn to bring them into visual fruition as I go; adding bits here and there without an immediate rhyme or reason.
Recently, oil painting has been drawing me in for its ability to encourage the story to continue. Working wet paint on wet paint feels the most natural as inner dialogues seize to develop epiphanies and self realizations. I often find myself speaking aloud as I paint, just as the thickness of the medium speaks to the viewer. The heavy impasto that accumulates or the lack there of is as expressive as a shout, yell, or gut wrenching whisper. Painting is life incarnate.