Vacation Oasis 1 & 2; Pair of archival digital pigment prints; 19.5” x 25.25”each framed
To be an artist is to articulate one’s unique perspective and experience of life through visual language. I find that this vantage point is hard to pin down as it is continually evolving with time. For me, there are threads of connection across many of my works, and these are only visible with the perspective of time. The direction my artwork takes is part conscious decision and part happenstance. Starting out with any new project, I will have vague fragments of ideas that hover in my mind like dreams. Some of these ideas will surface while others are lost like water vapor into air. If I am committed to an idea, and I’m willing to devote time to it, a project may become tangible, or it may, disappointingly, lead nowhere. There are times that my work doesn’t live up to the image in my mind, but there are also the incredible moments when it surpasses what I had envisioned or leads me in a direction that I otherwise wouldn't have found.
The mystery of creation keeps me coming back to discover what is just ahead. I have found that the only way to negotiate with unknown is to approach it with openness and trust my intuition as a guide. This inevitably takes me down unknown paths. This can be frightening in the very real sense that committing time to any endeavor with no clear end point could leave you with nothing to show for it. I never know the outcome of a project from the vantage point of starting out. I find that this kind of trust is the hardest part of being an artist, but it is also the most important. It’s a little bit of enthusiastic energy, a little bit of confusion and a willingness to jump despite the risk of failure in order to create something that did not exist before.
About the Artist
Lindsey Glover is a multimedia artist based in Trumansburg, NY. Out of an inquisitiveness of the natural world, her work includes video, photography, print media and installation. Her extensive work in fine art inkjet printing and digital processes has greatly informed her practice. Her artwork utilizes digital technology to frame her reconfigurations and reflections of the natural environment.
Lindsey holds an MFA from Cornell University, School of Architecture, Art, and Planning (2008), and she received her BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, School of Art and Design (2005). She has been awarded a Constance Saltonstall Foundation Fellowship (2019), an Experimental Projects Residency at Alfred University (2014) and a Ucross Foundation residency (2010). She has shown her works on paper and projection installations in Philadelphia, Providence, R.I., Portland, Ore., Jackson Hole, Wyo., and internationally in Germany and Cardiff.