Size: 29"W x 24"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2003
Ready to Hang
This is a view up towards Griffith Park from my apartment balcony in Los Feliz Village, prior to the park fires of 2008. I enjoyed sitting there in the afternoon and evenings, looking up at the houses with their varied European architectures and the lush vegetation that blooms up in between, in contrast to the more arid side of the hills and the bright cloudless sky that is almost turquoise in hue. It is my only plein air piece.
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 .