3. Dallin L Moe
I think as human beings we often disconnect from the most important things in life. Consumed with insecurities, stress, and fear we tend to withdraw from the world around us, and we can even come to neglect our own well being.
I grew up an actor, neglecting my own internal pain. I felt alone and I did my best to mask the pain through substance abuse and staying busy. I found that I had come to neglect more than my pain, I cared less about people, about life, about everything all the while simply acting as though everything was fine.
I eventually found connection through art, individuals, community, and in God. Through the lense of vulnerability I found that others related to my pain. Being open and honest not only led me to connect with people, but to the world around me and to myself.
I create art because
I care very much for people.
I want individuals to feel that I care.
I want someone to know that they matter and see that the life around them is beautiful.
I want to cultivate connection.
I use any creative means; vulnerability; and the influence of individuals, community, and God within my body of work.
1 - Untitled (artifact), 2020, Oil on Canvas, 24” x 36"
2 - Untitled (artifact), 2020, Oil on Canvas, 16” x 20"
3 - Untitled (artifact), 2020, Oil on Canvas, 48” x 84”
4 - Untitled (artifact), 2020, Oil on Canvas, 18” x 24"
5 - Untitled (collaboration), 2019, Digital Collage
6 - Untitled (red collage), 2019, Digital Collage