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Anais Nin

14.00"W x 18.00"H x 0.8"D

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Claudia Cox

Lake Hughes, CA

Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: nin, anais, writer, deco, realism, portrait, mixed-media, woman, author, monochromatic, silver, quote

Media: ink, paper, enamel, oil, pastel, rhinestones

Size: 14"W x 18"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2018

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I painted this portrait of writer Anais Nin for International Women's Day to highlight the achievements of women that have rather been obscured by history. As often quoted as she is, she doesn't seem as well know as other male authors of the era, such as Henry Miller and John Steinbeck, who were also friends and lovers of hers. She lived and loved on her own terms, and her gift with words so accurately and poignantly described the aching and longings of a woman's heart that I just wish to celebrate her. I kept the palette limited and gave her an art deco frame to echo the style of the era, but put rhinestones on her hair that could also be the stars pulling it! This piece was on exhibit at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA. The image itself is 11X14 but it is framed with white matting and a simple 14X18 black frame.

Born in the USA, but I grew up in Chile. That land of wine, poetry, and magic inspired in me early on to create my own visual language. I call it “visual poetry”: people, landscapes and objects selected and stylized to capture an emotion. Back in the USA, in Nebraska, the solitude of endless skies and prairie drew me within to my own realms of imagination. Even though I have a Minor in Art as part of my Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, much of my work is self-explored. I got my MA in London, where I was inspired by the great masterpieces, in particular, that of Impressionistic and Post-Impressionistic artists from whom I've "borrowed" some of my techniques. Here in Los Angeles, California, where I currently reside, I continue my search to give visual expression to the inner experience of our outer world. I'm inspired by the beautiful diversity of people, the variety of environments and the vibrancy of the art scene that currently surrounds me .

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