…intent is to transcend both my subject and the paint itself. I aim to discover something that resonates as deeply as my often-vulnerable inner experience. Transferring an expression of this human experience to someone who will really open and relate to it creates human connection.
In the video, she goes on to explain
We need to feel like we belong to this experience, we need to know our place, we need to know where we fit. We need to feel that we’re accepted for who we are. So the goal you may think is to, get a show, get press or to make money or to have fame. But it’s not, the thing we all really want is to feel connected.
Alyssa paints out of her amazing Brooklyn studio.