D I A N E W I L L I A M S
"The name of my studio is I AN I. It is a version of the Jamaican Rastafarian term I and I. Living in Jamaica for 10 years as a young woman, I adopted the concept of I and I.
To paraphrase the words of Rastafari scholar E. E. Cashmore: "I and I is an expression to totalize the concept of oneness..... I and I means that God is within all..." My painting is a response to my relationship with forces greater than myself and often refer to the transitory nature of life.
Multiple layers chronicle what is concrete and what is illusive. Erasures remind us that nothing is permanent, yet everything leaves an impression. Brushwork adds motion as the paintings drift between figure and ground, presence and memory. "