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acrylic painting, art show, collage, drawing, ink, print, Uncategorized, watercolor

I stopped by Strathmore to see what art show they had up a few weeks ago.  Interestingly the exhibit was about home, which I have been thinking a lot about.  There were so many artists represented and they all had different interpretations of the theme.  There were all sorts of different art media and techniques: sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing, abstract, representational, conceptual.  It just showed how different everyone’s experience of home is.  

Some topics involved with home were immigration, natural disaster, the suburbs, family, and familiar things like coffee.  It was clear that there was a divide between artists.  Some seemed more anxious about home while others gave the impression of it being a happy place.  I think the idea of home can be complicated. There are so many things that happen when you’re growing up both inside and outside your control.  I was happy to see such a diverse representation of the subject.

 

Moving clockwise from the top left image work is titled and made by: Sea Rise by George Lorio, Old Fashioned Letter by Stefanie Stark, Marla; At Home in America by Lulu Delacre, My Heart by Kimberley Bursic, Ritual by Kelly Bell, Bird Polyptic: Thrush, Mockingbird, Nuthatch, Wren by Liz Aukamp LaGarde, Trapped Inside This House by Emily Shepardson.

 

Same scenes, Different settings

acrylic painting, collage, screen printing

So as I said I’ve been working with some screen printing.  The top image is the same that I worked with for a series on paper.  The image is of connecticut in Dupont.  The other is of people I took a photo of in the metro.  It may or may not be done.  I’m hoping to have a show with these works at some point in the future.  I just need to find a venue…maybe in DC.

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Eagle Arms Complete

acrylic painting, collage

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Here’s the completed eagle arms.  It’s the second in a series of what is now three yoga goddess poses.  This one is mixed media, with painting and collage.  The part that took the longest was the hair.  I spent a long time cutting out the eyes of swimsuit super models and famous people and then glueing them down.  I think it was worth it.  Below I’ve posted a close up of the hair so you can see the detail.

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