Arts

Exhibitions

Events

Artists

Residency

SPACE Studios

Kindling Fund

Ideas

About

Reader

Calendar

Donate

Arts

Artists

Ideas

Calendar

Menu Close

Dominica Coulson

info
 

Having lived in many countries and several continents over the course of my life, I have always used art to express my feelings and to transcend cultural barriers. By acquiring new artistic skills and developing dexterity in various techniques, I find innovative ways to engage my creative impulses.
I harbor particular interest in several artistic subjects. I took a sixteen-day journey across the Atlantic on a cargo vessel that became caught in a Tropical Storm. The ship lost control during this intense and unsettling experience. It contrasted greatly with the tranquility I usually experienced sitting on the bridge of the ship at night. Those moments allowed me to truly feel the other worldliness and immensity of the ocean. Seeing these vastly different portrayals of the ocean and experiencing nature's grandeur is humbling, and I became intrigued by vast spaces, both physical and emotional.
I use the physical process of mixed media, drawing, collage and print making to link sensations and memories of my experiences into a series of visual images. I attempt to recreate the illusive space where memories and dreams collide with the concrete world. I consider these pieces akin to a net trying to capture fleeting moments, and learning new approaches to art will enable me to uncover creative ways to deal with these feelings.
Through the physical process of making art, I try to exercise the mind and body. I am attracted to the potential for fragmentation in our inner and outer experience: I look beneath and beyond the patterns and shapes that inscribe our fragile environments and that permeate our inner selves.

SPACE would love to keep your info current, if this is you and you would like to update your bio/image/website please contact us at info@space538.org.

🕯️ The dance show of the summer is Scapegoat Garden’s Liturgy|Order|Bridge. The Hartford-based company calls upon Black church traditions and ideas of faith, nature, fashion, and experimentation in their limited performance run June 20-22. Tickets available now, presented by SPACE at Mechanics’ Hall. 🕯️