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CHAM LITTLE

Most of my art is motivated by instinct. The major force that drives this instinct has to do with the surfacing of subconscious relationships among a variety of subjects and formal visual elements. My work is very spontaneous.
I rely on accident, mainly.
I spent some time in New Orleans around 1995-96 and happened to be there during Mardi-Gras. That experience inspired my colorful Mardi-Gras figures; the whimsical figures on wheels which I created with acrylic on paper. Several of these pieces were accepted and sold at Brookgreen Gardens Gala Affair in 1998. My abstract faces may appear to be distorted; sometimes one eye seen straight on, the other to the side, the nose off to the side and a large mouth.
I am trying to represent two views at the same time. These pieces take time to view; the more you look, the more you see.
People often ask me what I see in my work. I see beauty in the colors. It doesn't have to be a particular subject. I would hope that my art could be enjoyed without understanding what it represents, but for the joy it brings and for the way the colors somehow come together.

Greenville, South Carolina

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