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Dual portraits of the artist. Left, a conceptual press photo; Right, Large leaves her mark. Click image to see slide show and read artist statements.

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Motley by Storm Large

Artist Statement: I wanted this piece to be a celebration of vibrancy and passion, but with a subtle stroke of melancholy. The negative space exerts equal presence with the forms themselves, making the viewer appreciate what’s there—but yearn for what’s missing.

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Coal Canaries by Storm Large

Artist Statement: The yellow interspersed with the grey has great emotional resonance for me, evoking the struggle of optimism to push through the drab mundane, and vulnerability amidst clear and present danger (hence the title).

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Tits But A Scratch by Storm Large

Artist Statement: This piece evokes Mercutio’s mortal wound in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet , and, to a broader extent, humanity’s instinct to "murder the messenger." As a public voice, my breast sometimes bears the burden of scorn, and this is a symbolic representation of that.

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Tit For Tat by Storm Large

Artist Statement: The first piece in the Hands On series, this incorporates a handprint and references self-versus-other, and a synergy of positive and negative space. The absence of color emphasizes the purity of form.

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Yellow, Goodbye by Storm Large

Artist Statement: Part of the Hands On series, this piece is the only one to incorporate a lip-print, as well as the hand, for an added implication of wistful intimacy. The color pallette mirrors that of Coal Canaries, for the same conflicted emotional response.

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Third I by Storm Large

Artist Statement: As with some of the other black-and-white works, this piece emphasizes repetition of form and the presence of negative space over color, for a less emotional, more cerebral viewer response.

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Areola Borealis by Storm Large

Artist Statement: Color and form in this piece are a callout to Van Gogh’s Starry Night , with swirling blue constellations forming a fanciful, impressionist feel.

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Mammalia Phylum in Green by Storm Large

Artist Statement: I made several works in this formation, entitled Mammalia Phylum Series , as an expression of connection to the animal kingdom. A great artistic and musical inspiration of mine, Bjork, frequently reminds her audience that humans are animals. These works underscore that concept.

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