Praximul is one of the first prints created for the Praxis series. Praxis itself means action or practice, as in exercise or practice of an art, science, or skill. “Praxis” may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practicing ideas. “Praximul” is a made up word using part of the word praxis and part of the word multiple.
Praximul and the other compositions in the Praxis series of prints expand on the metaphor of regenerating the self. The ideas of order and chaos can be compared to ideas of control, accuracy, anxiety and uncertainty. All of these concepts are at play in this print. Non-representational shapes coincide with representational shapes and symbols that denote chaos and order respectively. The compositions continue the use of layers of warm red hues that serve to represent anxiety and uncertainty overlapping cooler blues and greens. The slight hint of pattern emerges from the composition in a gesture of attempted unification – trying to bring all of the formal elements and concepts together. Each of the prints in the Praxis series capture the moment when line, color and shape are merging and struggling to become one. These images offer an impression of chaos and control existing simultaneously, and through continuous conflict reflect the internal struggle of the artist.