What a great show at the Fine Arts Building last Friday! It was the opening reception for the GREEN Exhibition with two of my pieces and FUSEDChicago member's work.
It was fascinating to see how each artist interpreted the word "green" and how they applied it to their work. My pieces probably had the least amount of actual green in them! Green reminds me of nature and specific places I've visited. In both of these paintings I used small scale image transfers with my own photography, using images from my trip Cinque Terre, Italy in 2009. The lock image used above in Hope Within was captured on a nature hike in Manarola, seen on a rustic old door with a vibrant, beautiful green color. In Changed (seen below) I used an image transfer of olive tree branches over looking the cliff along trail in Riomaggiore. I am happy to say I am going back to Italy this April! I am lucky to go back to Cinque Terre, Florence and Chianti. There is no doubt I will flooded with inspiration, ideas, and pasta! :) Now more than ever, it's very apparent to me how much nature, travel and love for Italy inspires me work. I feel a new series coming on!