Beautiful day for an adventure

I didn’t have to work today because it’s super Tuesday. So my daughter and I went to visit my parents. We had a lovely lunch and then we went on an adventure.  We rode around the back roads admiring the autumn foliage.  The leaves were magnificent.  I also scoured my parents house for things to paint.  They go antiquing often and we ‘jokingly’ say their home looks like a Cracker Barrel restaurant.  I brought back a vintage wooden coca-cola crate and an old buyer mold.

Besides admiring the autumn color we stopped by a Mennonite grocery store.  They sell all sorts of goodies including old fashioned candy.  I got some red and white peppermint sticks and some salt water taffy.  I hope to set this up in a composition in the next few days.

It is always great fun to visit the family but it’s a long drive.  I am too tired to focus on the elections results.  When I am too tired to paint the last thing I want to do it think about politics. 🙃

Hope you got a chance to vote. IMG_3307

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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