Several years later, I traveled to Philadelphia to attend a joint conference sponsored by SAQA and SDA as well as attend all of the amazing fiber art exhibitions that were on display in conjunction with the conference. On the day we were to tour the exhibitions, I ended up sitting next to Christine on the bus! It took just a few sentences for us to figure out that I owned one her pieces. We spent the day talking about and viewing art. It was a great time, and since then we have stayed in touch via email.
THEN, a couple of years later, we discovered that we were in the same group show at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts! How cool is that?
Christine could not attend the opening reception, but I kept my promise to take lots of photos of her work.
I was delighted by the comment made by a visitor to a recent exhibition that the art was “whimsical but with gravitas”. Colorful and lavishly textured, my imaginative work evolves intuitively from a playful approach.
The mysterious, fascinating and often strange cycle of life is an underlying theme filtered through my abstract lens.
New Orleans’ rich celebratory culture and lush environs also informs the use of bright color and opulent, layered surfaces. An amalgam of processes and materials are used to fashion intriguing surfaces.
The tactile qualities and intimate scale of the work evoke a personal connection between the viewer and the art.
Don’t you feel like just went to Mardi Gras? Amazing. To continue the party check out Christine’s website.