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Alana Ferguson
Baltimore, MD
Neighborhood: Park Slope



ARTIST STATEMENT: For me, painting is like blushing. The subjects derive from a particular circumstance—a particular emotion—and the painting begins instinctively. Although impetus for the work is abstract and formless, the painted result is based in reality—specifically the body. I am amazed and intrigued by the uncanny resemblance between a smear of warm, pink paint and the cartilage of an ear. I explore tensions in this relationship—between illusion and truth, the concrete and the abstract—as I paint a constructed reality that is familiar, yet entirely different.
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