Shows: Galatea Fine Arts

Don't Fence Me In

A one person show of egg tempera and water color works 

Galatea Fine Arts
460B Harrison Ave, #B-6
Boston MA 02118

September 2013

Artists' Statement

The work done for this show started with the piece “Don’t Fence me in.” It was created in response to a need to have more space to roam around in the bigger world and not be boxed in by roles and expectations.

In this painting I left the fences ambiguous. The main fence in the foreground has an opened gate. Is it about to open or close? In the distance is another fence up on a mountain. If one is no longer trapped by one fence will you just realize that you are just trapped inside of another? Is real freedom possible or an illusion? Also how necessary is complete freedom? Can fences also be there for safety and a sense of where your boundaries are? I wanted the meaning to be open to interpretation.

Also on a parallel path I want my bright, sweet, and creative 4 year old daughter to feel free to be herself and find her own way as she grows up. I don’t want anyone to fence her in!

My working method is quite varied. Images start as sketches that come from various sources - photos, 3d renderings and drawings. My sister provided a photo of snowdrops, and my husband created 3d models that I arranged in 3D modeling software. So this has been a family inspired project in many ways. The majority of the final pieces are egg tempera paintings on clayboard panel. The water based images are a combination of watercolor, colored pencils, and caran d’ache crayons.

13 egg tempera works were displayed for this show which are shown below. 10 older watercolor works were also included. 

They Grow So Fast
Size 12" x 16"

Up High

Size 12" x 16"

"Yay! It's Spring" Clap Clap

Size 16" x 12"

The Artistic Bunny
Size 17" x 17"

Size: 12" x 16"

Time For Nothing
Size: 12" x 18"

All in Perfect Balance
Size 15" x 20" 
Be Careful

Size: 6" x 24"
Don't Fence Me in

Size: 12" x 24"

It is Easier to Throw Stones 
Than it is to Build Something
Size: 12" x 24"

A Flopsy Wind

size: 24" x 12"

Crown for a Primeval Princess
size: 24" x 12"


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