Subject Tags: original mixed media, mixed media art, mixed-media, mixed media, mixed, modern art, modern, blues and greens, blue, girls, girl, favorites, favorite, lover, lovers, old lovers, love, hearts, heart, beautiful woman art, artistic woman, woman portrait, woman
Size: 11"W x 14"H x 0.1"D
Inspired by the song, "Favorite Things," this painting includes the lyrics, "when the dog bites ,when the bees sting, when I'm feeling sad, i simply remember my favorite things and then i don't feel so bad." This work is part of the "You are my number 8" series, a series about love, human connection and the universal experience. Mixed media on gessoed water color paper, these pieces represent your most favorite greeting card of all time on steroids. Laurie Maves has been painting abstracted figures for over a decade. The faces - especially the eyes - run together and cross over, signifying a merging of person to person as well as symbolizing the oneness of humanity. We are all one. Laurie implements handwriting in her artworks and utilizes free writing of her own poetry on most of her artworks with looping messages about love, hope and faith. Laurie Maves' latest series of circular abstracts are based on the conceptualization of healthy cells and the oneness of humanity. Simply called the Circle Paintings, this series in particular has been created to inspire others to love and to health. They are meant to be meditative in nature, organic reminders of perfect wholeness in the universe. The shape is an ancient symbol and can be seen in every culture, in every person, in every life that comes full circle. She hopes that her audience finds these paintings as promoting positive energy, relationships and peace.
Laurie Maves is a Commissioned Fine Artist, Live Performance Painter and Fabulous Circle Maker. She firmly believes she is here on this planet to make your painting. Spanning more than 2 decades of a career being a creative, Laurie paints Everything! From landscapes to portraits, figures to abstracts, Laurie Maves is the internationally commissioned "portrait" painter. The artist that has been most influential in her art and style is Mexican Artist, Frida Kahlo, who's image she often collages into her works somewhere! Laurie is constantly looking for inspiration in music, lyrics, poems quotes and short stories. She often works motivational words into her imagery, sealing the thoughts in the message of the painting in hopes of inspiring those who view her work. In addition to her painting, she loves the people she surrounds herself with, the ever challenging practice of yoga, and the fanciful world of collaborations. She feels that she shines her brightest when she finds other creative souls to conspire with. She has collaborated with musicians, animators, story tellers, photographers and poets. Laurie Maves is also an artist who wants to promote the concept of living one's life with purpose. As an creative being, she is constantly finding ways to bring her works to the world, to inspire, to motivate, to facilitate creativity and promote love throughout the universe. She knows in her soul that this is a GARGANTUAN task but what else is there to do if she wants to live her life with purpose? Check out her latest series of circular abstracts based on the conceptualization of healthy cells and the oneness of humanity.