In 2011, artist Christianna Cassisa, created a series of paintings called The Place. In Cassisa’s words: ‘The Place exists inside and outside of each of us, meeting at the point of our inspired expressions’. Each painting is of a distant horizon. Albeit abstract, Cassisa evokes emotion through the unique color palettes used in each painting [...]
I am guilty of romanticizing New England. I daydream about milking goats by a waterfall in the autumn while snacking on Vermont cheddar. Perhaps this explains why I’m drawn to the blog Little Bang Theory written by The Cunning Runt, a photographer living in the hills of Western Massachusetts. It’s through his photographs and travels [...]
I own three replicas of para-surrealist painter, Remedios Varo. All three paintings involve masks, secret identities and (depending on your take) hidden self-truths. If I could afford it, my entire house would be a gallery to this amazing artist often overshadowed Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and recently passed Leonora Carrington, all of whom Remedios met after fleeing occupied France in 1941 for Mexico City.
I love imagery that invites storytelling, so I’m drawn to fairytale and surrealist art. Ann Mei does an excellent job of creating illustrations that merge both genres. Innocence is typically the centerpiece of her work, but the eerie backdrops lure me in, hold me captive, and make me want answers. Like a good fairytale should.