Much of my work starts with an inner dialogue about how people in my past have shaped my current self-image and how I view my role. The ideas for my pieces come from how I see women in my society and are frequently influenced by women who have been poignant in my life. I am often interpreting a personal memory, a story from my familys oral tradition or simply making a commentary on an issue that relates to my life at any given point. My work has an underlying influence of the culture of family in Southern Ohio and the role of the female within that society.
Adrian Blackstock's "Porch Series" will be included in the inaugural exhibition, "We ART Marshall" at Marshall University's Visual Arts Center in downtown Huntington, West Virginia. The exhibition will open September 19th and continue through November 7, 2014.