Hana Yilma Godine

The movement of time in spaces and places create its own novel of time.

As a painter, I pay attention to the commonalities between people and the relationships they have with their environments. I think about painting as a space that mediates time and place, bringing together people from a globalized world, and reconciling the past, present, and future into one unified form. Figures are central to my compositions. Their colorful, transparent, and collaged surfaces suggest embedded histories and embodied feelings. My practice has long focused on women--their bodies, as well as their social and societal roles. I use color in a psychological and symbolic way to describe light as it passes from canvas to canvas and conveys specific moments and times. Working with a spectrum of transparency and opacity, I communicate the sensations of an environment such as atmosphere, air, wind, and speed, all of which evoke the flow and movement of life.