In her article in the 2015 NCECA Journal, Kelly O’Briant writes
Individuals develop habits, patterns, and rituals that ultimately expose much about the human condition. These practices exist within our communication, our daily routines, and even our relationships. I am intrigued by the patterns and habits that are revealed through the placement and combination of everyday objects in our intimate spaces, such as the casual distribution of breakfast dishes across a countertop. These ordinary objects, in the form of still lives, convey snippets of information about our daily interactions, our solitude or our general moods. As an artist, I wish to create still lifes that at first glance, conjure familiar scenarios, while retaining incongruous details.
With thanks to Paul Lyzun for his editing, enjoy Kelly’s speech from the Saturday morning Emerging Artists Presentation