Hummel works on the floor, constructing her collages out of shapes and forms she pre-cuts from painted sheets of watercolour paper. She paints each side of the paper in different colours and textures in order to give herself options. Partly regulated by structure, and partly guided by intuition, she allows planning, instinct and chance all to intervene in the creative act. Referencing her willingness to always undo an action, and to allow her works to be in flux until final decisions are made, Hummel has described her process as being related to “editing.” Hummel describes her method as being phenomenological—an examination of how materials and processes are connected to consciousness and the human experience. She is interested in how colour affects and expresses emotional states, and how the human need to create order out of chaos manifests through ritual.
About The Gallery
IdeelArt is an online only art gallery dedicated to contemporary abstract art, offering a representative selection of qualitative works from