A definition of utterance could be the articulation of inspiration. It is “now you’ve said it”, unapologetic, and sport; and, it is always playful even when it is dead serious. To participate in society you must have a store of lines, personal slogans, mottos and truisms to navigate, map, gain entry, entertain, and keep the ball in the air when the conversations become opaque. These small, thickly textured, text based paintings depict utterances in an imagined space of neutrality. Visual haiku merges with impulse to bring language to a place where it becomes more as it is, abstract. They are meditations on the visuality of words, where context is a variable and the word is left self-referential.
Michelle Heinz lives and works in New York City. She has had solo exhibitions at the WaterworksVisualArtCenterin Salisbury, NCand the VisualArtCenterin Sioux Falls, SD.She attended The School of the Art Institute, the Universityof South Dakotaand The Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.