Misty Morrison

"If You See Something..."


“If you see something...” represents a transition in subjectivity from the passive experience of seeing into an active experience of saying. The experiences of the principal characters of a witnessed event are here represented as internalized experience. These characters, themselves the embodiment of an attempt at balance between active and passive roles, are inhabited in the form of self-portraiture as a means to gain a subjective understanding of the experience of, and impulse towards, abuse within intimate relationships.

The group of paintings which comprise “If you see something…” are part of a larger body of work exploring interpersonal relationships and interactions and the ways in which they inform both individual and collective subjectivity.