Monday, December 13, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Home, oh Home, Home is whenever I am with you
I am currently working on a series based on the home and the importance of family. Lately i have been noticing the common trend of the disintegration of the family and the effect that it has on society. I am a firm believer that it is the family that is the foundation and building block of our growth and it crucial to hold on to. With these watercolors studies, I have specifically been focusing on positive symbols of women in the home; delicate, warm, aged, pretty and fruitful.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
What a better time to get in touch with rich, soft, luxurious and wholesome knits than.... in the summer time? Yes, I have indeed spent the last month of the hot and humid summer sewing and stitching pillow fronts. As part of a project geared towards me getting in touch with my feminine side, I decided what a better way than to get lost in vintage fabric and sew pretty flower patterns. I feel as though I am well on my way to either becoming a hermit or owning a sheep farm so I can also learn how to hand sew and die beautiful yarn and knit sweaters on cozy fall days.
Find used, lonely and abandoned sweaters, chop them up and make them into something new. Raid mom's sewing basket for old fabrics, twist and stitch into pretty flower folds.
I can't decide whether I should make these into pillows, or build some kind of contraption to hang them on the wall
Friday, February 5, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
This is my newest exploration series on abstract art. My inspiration comes from the beauty and complexity of nature, its repetitive forms and luminous colors. I am mesmerized by nature's ability to continuously give, and its characteristics are those that I greatly admire. Sit me in a field of tall grass for hours and I am as happy as can be.
Some of these paintings are purely my response to organic shapes and the colors associated with fall. The larger pieces, however, parallel the helplessness I feel on those days when I feel my body begin to shut down and my sickness return. When I first start out on the paper, I layer paint, random patterns and colors, scrape, sand, all in a process of giving and taking from the surface. My process mimics the scraping, sanding, and chaotic layering that go on inside my body during this time of uncertain health. After layers are placed down, I then go in with planned patterns, shapes and colors and attempt to unify what has already been painted. In the end, I hope to present a composition that is uneasy and yet resolved. Although, I can not control what goes on inside my body or in any circumstances that surrounds me, I can control how I respond to the situation. Just like life, I can attempt to make more sense out of the chaos of paints and colors and hope to ultimately leave the viewer feeling "chaotically resolved."