A community of local artists invited to create art that is based on a specific artwork in the Barnes collection located in Philadelphia, PA.
Excited for the opportunity to exhibit at the Barnes and the chance to win a residency with the help of votes from the public. Anyone who wants to participate to be a voter will be able to visit the museum for FREE! To register follow this link LetsConnect once registered you can vote in person and attend the museum for free until June 4th.
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My inspiration was Cézanne’s painting Girl with birdcage.
My painting, Girl With Cat, plays up to the animal theme of Cézanne’s work, I based it on my own daughter and family cat. Studying the colors of Cézanne’s painting and the surrounding art in the room, I created this artwork as if it would be a companion piece to the other paintings. (medium: acrylic paint on 8×10″ canvas)
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During our morning routine before school, my daughter asked me to write a poem. My first thought, I don’t have anything to write about. Then other thoughts followed..
I hear…… Unknown to me
the sound echos through the empty house
bang, clank shakes me awake
a ghostly presence of make believe
rooms filled with chatter
I try to muffle the noise
my mind is free
to dance around my thoughts
(mixed media art, pencil, marker and cut paper)
Fear finds a way and appears when you least expect it. ( where have you been hiding?) Fear settles in the body like cement, hardening with every new thought. The order is given, a combat begins within, there is a slow release of panic. Pay attention to the feeling, stay silent and listen. Time to draw a way out, to push through and rise above it all.
(The best part of experiencing the emotions within is the ability to draw it out, and look at it face to face.)
I decided on a mash up today, I took an old watercolor I never finished and created a new mixed media piece layering it over the old painting. The figure was pieced together with decorative wrapping paper, marker and watercolor paper. -Mixed media on watercolor paper.
Tree limbs greet the morning haze
sweet cool air dance along the lines
shared spaces with winged creatures
The wind whips me awake, draws me in
I am aware..
I feel comfort..
I whisper thank you..
Making peace with the creative chaos that is my life.
Mixed media, watercolor, marker, layered cut paper on wood