Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski

Region: MFA Annual


City / State: Elmhurst , NY

I was raised moving from city to city, so my physical environment was always in a state of flux. Growing up in a shape-shifting landscape has tethered my practice to liminality, mystery, and multiplicity. Using cartoons and symbol recognition, and anchoring the rainbow as a place between places, I experiment with how to articulate that which is always changing. Heavily influenced by Understanding Comics and Scott McCloud’s theory of Iconic Art, my figures are drawn with the intention of creating a visual text that shifts the unconscious cultural baseline for the symbol of “human being.”