Subject Tags: blue abstract art, sports fans, los angeles dodgers, paper collage, collage art, blues, two people, people and figures, sports painting, sports art, baseball field, baseball art, dodger stadium, los angeles, la, dodgers, la dodgers
Size: 30"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
Heads up Dodgers fans this one's for you! It's about fan dedication and enthusiasm. I went to the stadium between World Series games when it was empty. There was so much excitement and team pride I wanted to represent it in this piece. Layers of painted paper make up the background for the original hand printed image. Wood panel is wired and ready to hang. Check out the video to see part of the process.
If you are like me you love exploring. You know that public transportation can be the best way to get familiar with a new city. You allow yourself to get lost in hopes of finding offbeat neighborhoods with the best falafel in town. You love museums but you know that sometimes the most relevant art is found in an alley behind the museum parking lot. Seeing a place with fresh eyes is such a thrill and it's that excitement that I try to capture in my work. Inspiration can come from an overall view of a bustling city street, a brief moment that reminds us to appreciate the little things in life. Or it can be a distressed building wall revealing decades of neighborhood transitions with chipped plaster and peeling paint. In each case I want to show the essence of a place and reveal its raw character. To reveal that character I embrace flaws, even emphasize them, with techniques like image transfer and screen printing that make sporadic imperfections an integral part of the final piece. It all works best when I create intuitively, so the process of layering materials like acrylic paint and paper emulates things that reveal character – strong color, images and texture – adding details that help tell our unique stories. Currently based in the Palm Springs area, you'll find me cruising the streets on a sporty blue bike. I have been a featured artist in CB2 stores and I primarily show my work through online galleries, as wells as in various venues in California, including SFMOMA Artist Gallery at Fort Mason. Visit my website deannafainelli.com