A mixed media drawing painting, on sheet music paper, this work began with my cousin in North Carolina mailing me a stack of sheet music she found, having just moved, unable to find most materials- I made random rubbings with a lumber crayon, then visualizing the markings, the figure emerged. I proceeded with painting in gouache to further reveal the figure & through color revealing the context of the subject & possible contexts one might assume them to be; it is not my nature to tell the viewer what to see in any of my work but for this contest, I titled this work. This is just one of a part of an ongoing series of paintings done on sheet music.
Music has a natural home in reviving the spirit. In any setting people can stand together & be strengthened by song. Unfortunately, it is not always our choice if we must stand alone. In the midst of any battle when there is no worldly answer, we all naturally look to the heavens, questioning, being reassured by vastness of the universe, humbled when we are alone & steel our resolve to reengage in the battle.
I sell ONLY the original artwork, because I use found materials, & feel strongly that original art should be accessible to all- my work is affordable, they are truly one of a kind.
I’m very happy to help people realize their visualizations- through image, or words. Working together on commissioned work is a joy. I believe deeply in the power of art making, so naturally I love to work with individuals or in a group setting to assist in making personal discovery; the dialogue & connections that occur in a group or individual setting are powerful & transformative. I feel comfortable with all regardless of age, orientation or level of ability.
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