By Christina Massey
Paper, fabric, watercolor, silkscreen
8” x 8”, Framed.
In this series, a combination of watercolor and acrylic on paper, fabric, image transfer prints, collagraph, silkscreen, thread and aluminum and used where cuttings of past artworks are repurposed together to create the unique environment. The forms that inhabit the picture plane originate from abstracted representations through use of drawing and painting of the artists sculptures which themselves are abstractions from nature.
About the Artist
Christina Massey’s work has exhibited extensively in over a dozen solo exhibitions including with the Noyes Art Museum, Rush Arts Galleries, Brown University and abroad in cities such as London, Toronto and Tokyo. She has won multiple awards for her work including most recently the SIP Fellowship at the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Puffin Foundation Grant, Mayer Foundation Grant and Merit Scholarship at Urban Glass. Massey’s work can be found in multiple private and public collections including the Janent Turner Museum and Credit Suisse. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Nature is very influential in my work and acts as a hidden agenda and representative aspect in my otherwise abstract work. The preservation of our environment and appreciation for nature reveals itself through my choice of materials and form. Be that from recycled found or collected objects to vaguely aerial landscapes or organic shapes that can resemble bugs or floral pods. Each work asks the viewer to stretch their imagination and invites their curiosity in a struggle to identify their marks, engaging in the creative process through the act of exploration of the Art.