Project Statement / Bio
Beauty is the fundamental mechanism that transcends practical movements of daily life to expose universal truth. To this end, I have chosen to build a silent work environment to channel principles of the art economic landscape into a visual form. Certain narratives in art perpetuate socio-economic disparities, while others, particularly newer ones centered around vulnerability and process, help promote equanimity. I see book arts as design/build books, in that their function is to illustrate the dramatic arc of an idea, theory, story, into sculptural objects. My work is sentimental in nature and revolves around inciting innate goodness through gentle reminders of the incorrigibility of love and belonging. maybe perhaps now we can hear ourselves speak is no exception.
li pallas is a Printmaker and Installation Artist currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Focusing on the tenderness and brilliance of conversing with strangers, she shapes environments and posters alike with interactive reflections of simple kinship. While much of her work could be summed up as expressions of love and belonging, she never fully ignores the political and capital inhibitions to these most basic human needs. She walks the line between campy sentiments and radical gestalt often by littering what is uncomfortably real in the foreground of a harmonic composition: deconstructing useless mores and obscuring them into a critical and comprehensive peace. Her graphic work includes such proffers as “the wrench in your gears loves you” and “work hard and sunbathe often”; kidding at the irony of the existential and dominant narrative and imbuing it with lucid joy.