I went to the Towne Centre Theater to pick up my paintings on display there.  It is sad that the group will have to move and the lovely old church will close and most likely be torn down.  The real estate market in Nashville is on fire.  Most likely, the old historic church will become an apartment complex. Sigh.

On a brighter note one of the board members of the TN Art League asked if I would be interested in attending board meetings! What an honor! I hope I can contribute to the group.  Change is good.

I am sad that I didn’t get a picture of my paintings hanging among the talent on those walls.  But I got a picture of these talented artists and hard working board members.

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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