Dolphin Brown

Artist Statement:

My journey with video production began in the 8th grade purely by accident. I needed an elective and video news was the only one that did not interfere with my other interests. I could never have predicted that it would lead to one of the great loves of my life. After attending the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX, I went on to complete my BFA in Video Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design. During my junior year, I met renowned video artist Dara Birnbaum. This opportunity was both inspiring and deeply rewarding. It set me on the path to creating the first multi-channel installation at the school and moved me into a new phase of my artistic development. Storytelling through video art and multi-channel installations has the ability to transcend time and space. Better than any static form of art. Video is the perfect platform to tell an in-depth story. Bringing together the power of music, sound, still and moving images to inspire and emotionally engage my audience. My art tells the story of the universe around me. It is a call to action spiritually and emotionally – to transcend beyond the moment and see the possibilities of expanding our consciousness into the wider universe. For me, video is the only art medium that can do this successfully.

I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2017.  I am in remissions now, but as I went through all of that I began to realize that my soul was being crushed by a 9 to 5 job that I no longer had any interest in.  So when I was asked to retire, I left my corporate job of 23 years and dove back into creating art that brings me a deep sense of peace and spiritual fulfillment; a visual and auditory experience of moments where people can breathe deeply of the beauty in our universe.

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