William H. Thielen
These works are about extremes and the tension that is created when opposites are thrust together. The compositions aid in the process of building these works. Black and white is the backbone of each piece. It is about the constant struggle of good and bad, life and death, control, rigidity, and, sometimes, sick humor. The color is entirely about emotions. If one does not trust them, they can have a profoundly negative effect. To embrace them leads to a positive integration into one’s self. Thielen is a full-time studio artist, living and working in Carbondale, Illinois, since 1977.