Lulu Rocka's Artist Statement: My art explores the relationship between the people and their cultural conformity. With influences as diverse as Anita Taylor and Alice Neel, new variations are created from both mundane and mystic study. Since childhood I have been fascinated by both my own, as well as the traditional understanding of the human condition. What starts out as foreign soon becomes enhanced into an understanding that transcends our filters, leaving us with a sense of connection to others and the promise of a new reality that is born of that bond.
Mundane derivatives become clarified through emergent and ongoing practices, and the viewer is left with a clue to the possibilities of our world and how it makes us who we are. Lulu Rocka's Project Statement: Hypnagogia: Seeing in The Dark Through self-portraiture, my current artwork intimately dwells on the mysterious state of sleep’s hypnagogia and how it may be used as a manner of seeking answers to life’s dilemmas by tapping into our subconscious.