Indigo Carlton Art

*making the unconscious conscious*

I am inspired by the depths of the personal and collective unconscious, traveling through inner and galactic realms, bringing back visions from across time and space. Images emerge from layers of color and texture to express subject matter both other-worldly and mysterious, providing something familiar and strange, ancient and new.

I work primarily with acrylics on canvas, but occasionally venture into altered books and clay figurines. My process is an intuitive one. Each painting or mixed media piece begins with the intent to discover what exactly my soul would like to express at that given moment. I sink into the act of putting paint on canvas, book, or clay, and release any preconceived notions about the outcome. It is a dance of emotions, of experience, and of memory.

My paintings and creations provide a journey - an adventure - and the finished pieces are not a final ending place. They are just the beginning. Each viewer will have their own unique interaction with the images. Perhaps recognition of something familiar, or recollections of distant memories, where insights are gained, stories remembered, and the future glimpsed ~ if only for a moment.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, I currently paint from my studio in the Sierra Foothills of northern California.