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.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
by the divorce documents... painting is how I work through them. I guess you can say at 25 I got married, at 30 I started wearing make up, at 35 I had my last child, at 48 I started feeling my knees. At 49 I was divorced.
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!