ART Habens Art Review // Special Issue ART Habens Art Review - Special Issue #89 - Page 85

Lael Burns ART Habens From the Heart, 2016 The Blessing, 2016 Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas, 14”x11” The Blessing, Watercolor, Graphite, Acrylic, and Hand Painted Collage on Paper, 14”x11” large scale paintings and drawings that draw one in from a distance, or tiny intimate works one would want to hold or come very close to in order to fully experience. I often indulge in my love for tiny, unexpected details to reward the most scrupulous of viewers who will take the time to find them. I’m making work about various aspects of personal relationship, both visually and conceptually, that I feel subsequently evoke empathy with the viewer's own unique human experience on some level. As a stand in for the inner self, I often think about the scale of the organic forms in my work and their interaction to the viewer’s own body in terms of size. I enjoy immersive Buste Estudy 2012 Clay, 9 x 11 x 10" 21 4 75 Special Issue