Series of short pose sketches made in Cercle Artistic de Sant LLuc, later painted together with my three year old daughter. An investigation of contemporary figurative expression trying to find the balance between my own marks and those of infantile randomness. Indian ink and watercolor on discarded matboard. 12cm x 28cm
Sketches from Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc. The artist circle of Sant LLuc was founded in Barcelona in 1892. Women were not allowed to participate in the group until 1920. By using old books dated from 1892-1920 as sketch books during the figure drawing sessions, I represent women from that time period.
These images come from an old photo ablum that I found in the antique market Les Encants of Barcelona. I made a series of short stories placing random images into a sequence. The ablum has hundreds of images and nearly all of them are scenerios without any person. The viewer has a chance to be one of the 1st to arrive.
Photographs are proofs in which the exposed area of the image is 2.25 cm x 4 cm.
Project dedicated to discarded paintings. There are theories that the eye and movement of an artist (or viewer) is naturally drawn toward the dimensions of the golden rectangle. I have been exploring old paintings that I find in the street. Intrigued by the fact that somebody discarded an image, my desire is to find points of beauty inside something rejected. What makes an image appealing? This series is a geometric investigation of form and placement which involves cutting up and recreating street discarded paintings using the Fibonacci golden ratio formula.
Donation to Fairbanks School Auction
first and third 36.3 x 58.7 cm, center 33.3 x 58.7 (not a golden ratio… just what was left)
This tryptich was cut after painting Fibonacci shapes on top of a painting salvaged from the throw-away pile of a frame shop going out of business in my neighborhood.
The tryptich was donated to my sister´s auction to raise money for the abandonded Fairbanks School she is rehabilitating as a cultural center.
Pages from dream journal removed and taped together into 2m x 1.5 m image. The ink was made from ashes of previous dream page stars. Dream page stars are 3 demensional stars made from old dreams.
One of the times I returned to Barcelona from Missouri I got mentally paralyzed from not having any earth to walk on. I had tears coming out of my eyes for 3 days during which time I made this dream mural as an emotional transformation.
Sheets of dream memories that blew down in the wind decompose on top of broken tiles and concrete where exposed soil reminds us of our briefness as humans.