Update a month after my mentoring session

I think this is 4 weeks after my mentoring session with one of my favorite artists, Abbey Ryan.  She is amazing in every way.  She gave me helpful suggestions that she asked me to try for 8-12 weeks.  Well, it’s been 4 weeks and WOW.  I  feel I have grown as an artist.  I can’t wait to have another mentoring session at the end of the 12 weeks.  Here is a shot of  the four paintings I have completed (are the ever complete?) since my session:


I can see a difference and I like the difference!  I should post a before picture.  I will save that until the end of the 12 weeks.

Thanks for reading.

My best,
Emily Warren

Published by Art Belongs to Everyone

Remember Reflect Reform In this work, I have been exploring phenomena of memory augmentation. I experimented with reflections and cinematic images by juxtaposing photographs, paint, wood, and mylar. The direction of the work includes painting intimate, reflective, observations of augmented memories.  I began by building a cabinet of curiosities as a way to form a tableau painting and experiment with different media. Inspired by the relief paintings by artist Sally Han, I built a model of a Victorian cabinet using tenets of Darwin's theory of evolution. I painted on a variety of surfaces including wood, photographs, and adding raw lumber to the pieces. In this process, I disassembled the cabinet to give autonomy to each piece. Although I diverted from the original idea of a final installation, there was an impulse to paint larger. Adding mylar was yet another way to accentuate reflection as a part of the critical dialogue with the work. The final result offers an opportunity to remember, reflect, and reform.

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