12 new works for the "Made with Heart" show at Re-Invent on February 13th, 2015. This piece is entitled "Dear Amy" and is in honor of my dear friend Amy T. Here I will show PROCESS to PRODUCT, of this 12 piece ( 9x12 each) small installation. Acrylic on canvas, 36x36 finished size. Please contact me if you have any ideas on how to reach out to people living with brain cancer and other forms of cancer....through art.
At this point, the textured paint has dried and cracked. I have begun to paint imagery over the thick, bumpy surface, completely disregarding this heavy texture.
Prepping canvases with textured acrylic.
First shot of 4 out of the 12 finished components.
Photo taken on Instagram, and thus washed out. Here is a photo of how this installation will look somewhat, when it is hung together. The photos below are of each piece separately, and were also taken on Instagram, thus the acidic colors. This is not a true representation of the color of these pieces. I am really happy with these works...... they remind me of Amy.
My dearest friend of 20 years has passed on. Words cannot describe the forever-imprint she has left in this earth. We are heartbroken. Strongest, most peaceful, whip smart, silly, intuitive, beautiful, caring girl.......amazing beyond description. Here are some paintings about amy, painted over the years. There are more around..........that I need to find.
amy once had a friend that said she was a "turtle spirit," ...sometimes i felt amy and i shared a brain......
our trip to see amy....poppies, watermelon, coconut juice, koi, pillows, letters,
one of my earliest memories with amy....running outside in the rain in our swimsuits on the college campus
a memory of a piece of art amy made (bags filled with water to match the color of the sky each day), and a piece of art I made (a paper dress)....years ago.....
A Friend Afar, acrylic on cavas, 48x48, 2012
amy and i talked about snails, and i made these paintings...2013