Artist statement and bio rolled into a video under 30 seconds...
A lady walks into the studio the other day. I ask her if she's looking for anything in particular. She says, "Yes, three small and similar paintings for a gift."
I say ok and show her a few options.
We're not finding anything that suits, so I ask her a few more questions to understand the recipients and the story.
As I'm listening to her story, I keep getting goose bumps all over my body. I knew I was going to create these pieces whether she bought them or not.
In summation, the paintings are a "thank you" gift for three lawyers in Israel who had helped one of her family members out of a difficult situation.
I told her she had walked into the right place, offered to create three paintings for her in the style she preferred and that I'd have them ready in a few days so she can take them with her to Israel when she leaves in a week.
Done. Check out the progression shots below.
I'm really, really honored and humbled to have created these for her. I'm still getting goosebumps when I think about it.
There is a bright orange underpainting. Psychology indicates orange evokes Courage and Confidence. Appropriate in this case.
I chose words that were relevant and that felt right, translated them to Hebrew, and embedded them into the next layer. i like to think the energy of those words is discreetly emanating from the paintings.
Next I added some layers of colors that felt right. Then added the natural hemp twine in deliberate patterns. Painted over all of that a subtle abstract landscape.
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