We each have a unique way of interacting with the world around us. Whether through the way we approach each day, our manner of address or dress, or how we set a table, we all have our own brand of ourselves. We paint with broad strokes or fine detail. We are our flourishes.
These quirks might seem insignificant, but every one of these tiny traits make us unique. So, too are the brushstrokes of each artist. These broad, sweeping strokes by Minneapolis artist Kayleigh Fichten draw me in with their rhythmic repetitions and their candied colors. According to her artist statement, she’s telling us, in her own strokes, of her own examining “of physical utopias and imagined place”. We can each visit the same place, in the same moment, but we will all reinterpret that place and point in time in our own language.