Size: 14"W x 11"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2018
BBQ, Catfish & Gumbo is about the comforts of family and home. Over the holidays I spent time laughing with my family and playing old fashion card games. No TV or electronic devices were holding us captive. We were able to just sit and enjoy each other's company. It was the comforts of home...just like that feeling you get when you eat BBQ, catfish or gumbo. It's always centered around the family.
Juliette Hemingway is a self-taught artist who studied the atelier system of classical realism. Her work is influenced by an eclectic set of artists such as, Picasso, Basquiat, the Harlem Renaissance artists as well as comic book and graffiti artists. Juliette has developed her own very personalized and independent style. Her canvases are bold tones of color and precise pen & ink outlines. Her works are abstractions of the figure supported on a multimedia ground that adds depth and a dimensional quality. Each piece is a reflection of a moment in time, an experience, a chapter from her personal story. The one constant are the blue hued figures. The blue hues are a reflection of what is always present in her life and that is her beloved son. A young man with Autism. Despite what her experiences are in life, autism will always be a part of it and therefore, a part of her work.