If we are formed from the same matter that created our galaxy, who can say our human experiences & emotions aren’t responsible for the birth of stars, galaxies, the universe?  While caught between space & earth, we strive for balance between the weight of gravity & a desire to connect with expansiveness.  It can be a battle or beautiful dance to find equilibrium.

I explore this premise with mixed medium on canvas.  Ink, acrylic, wax & alcohol are some of the building blocks.  Though medium is deliberately placed, their interactions cannot always be predicted.  In order to find balance, the pigments battle & dance.  The result are works that represent human experiences giving birth to light, elements, galaxies & stars.

Favorite tools are wax, fabric, ink, paint, gouache, metal, pastel, charcoal & digitally manipulated photos.

Candice Agnello has been painting for 28 years, currently resides in Charlottesville, VA & has a BA in Fine Art from the University of MD.