Size: 36"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
Change is one of the things I like most about cities; they are constantly evolving. When I wander the old neighborhoods of San Francisco I try to imagine who lived there a hundred years ago or even 50 years ago. What was the neighbor like then? With this piece I use abstract imagery to represent the idea that urban neighborhoods are alive and always in motion. Original image is hand printed over acrylic paint on a wood panel. Wired and ready to hang.
Exploration = inspiration. What a thrill to get lost in a new city or to discover a side of town you've never experienced. It's the untold story I hope to find that gets me excited – to imagine the history behind a place stripped of its facade and to discover beauty where its least expected. The most inspiring places are real, sometimes grimy, often boldly colorful, and always loaded with layers of raw character. To reveal that character I embrace flaws, even emphasize them, with techniques that make sporadic imperfections an integral part of the final piece. It all works best when I create intuitively. The process of layering and manipulating materials, like acrylic paint and paper to emulate the effects of time, adds texture and color 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