This Mother’s Day, I finally made my parents, sister, and dog characters in my world. Digital collage was added over watercolor. Enjoy your families this Mother’s Day and always!
For my Concepts and Processes class at Mass Art, our homework was to create an artwork that involved a famous artist. We could “add, multiply, divide, square root”, i.e create an equation between us and another artist. The artist I chose was Pepon Osorio, a Puerto Rican artist known for large scale installations.
The piece “Tina’s House” was particularly inspiring for me, provocative and mesmerizing.
In an Art21.org article on Osorio:
“My principal commitment as an artist is to return art to the community.” A recent example is “Tina’s House,” a project created in collaboration with a family recovering from a devastating fire. The house—a tabletop-size art piece—tells the story of the night of the fire and those affected, and is traveling the country in a series of “home visits”: a home visit invites a new family to live with the art work for a period of at least one week, allowing the story of “Tina’s House” to be told in many homes and environments.
Nicole + Pepon / Nicole X Pepon = “Another Little Incident”
For reference, this is Tina’s House (referenced in the quote above):