I'm using paint to figure out who I have become. The definition of creative is "to blend two separate ingredients into a third whole that has never existed before". This is a creative soul searching celebration.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Girl in suitcase
Suitcases seem to be a recurring theme in my years... I have several more to paint. This memory was one of my earliest- a fear of being left behind once my parents made plans to move on.
Tilly Strauss relocated to the
southern side of Miami from Dutchess County NY. Her whimsical works both hide and reveal a
domestic quietude with restless escapism. Contrived out of found text,
poetry, paint and soul searching, her studio work is featured on the
I wanted to paint 48 small paintings in honor of each year of my life leading up to my birthday. Truth is: I've grown beyond that. I just turned 49... in Paris. Continuing the celebration of my growth through all the perils of my age, like divorce, memories, financial challenges, I journey from birthday to birthday. Now 50 and a new stranger in Miami!