From the Artist:
Following a sequence of entirely unplanned-for events, I bloomed a career in drawing and painting in my mid-twenties. And for the past twenty-ish years, I’ve been finding moments of freedom in my art-making, in between big squeezes of poisonous self-critique and collapse.
I am now in the midst of a creative uprising. A way of approaching art free of the thoughts “will it be good enough” and “what will they think of me”. I am approaching my artworks as I feel my five-year-old self did: brimming with an unselfconscious confidence and a supercharged vitality.
I am finding my way following the compass of my heart and - more than anything - my Aliveness. This is what my soul is here for, regardless of what the images look like: to honor the eruptive creative force coursing through me, whether I’m making pictures, making pasta, or making love.
Bryce Widom - Boulder, Colorado 2023