Friday, September 9, 2016

Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity -- StencilGirl Stencils to the Rescue!


House Key is the title I chose for this artwork on gallery-wrap canvas, created with a number of geometric StencilGirl stencils -- L046, L326, S269, L407, S265, L235, L237 and L046 -- 



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With the same assortment of StencilGirl stencils, I created a "back-up" piece, also on gallery-wrap canvas, entitled Searching for Home --




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It's no coincidence that both pieces have a "home/house" themed-title.

The artwork was created in response to a special project underway at the Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ, where I have Exhibiting Membership.   Created by Guild Co-President David Levy, with the help of other Guild members, this project will culminate on October 29, the fifth anniversary of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy -- a storm that had tragically taken the lives of several people, as well as destroyed or severely damaged a staggering number of homes along the Northeast Atlantic shore.  The project, a work of cooperation between the Guild and Habitat for Humanity, will include an October 28 reception at the Guild, when donated artworks will be used in fundraising for Habitat for Humanity. 

Donated artworks will come from Guild members, having been invited to create art based on the floor-plan of new homes built by Habitat for Humanity.

Because I now work exclusively in abstracts, I created the above abstraction based on that floor-plan --



  

Yes, it's quite a stretch of imagination to go from this floor-plan to the painting at the top of this post!  But that's abstraction!

11 comments:

  1. Oh, these are amazing. What a special event and art. Hugs and respect to you.

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  2. Cecelia, these are stunning! All acrylics? I hope they raise a lot of money

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    1. Stephanine, they're mostly Golden High Flow Acrylics, with a little bit of art crayon here and there.

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  3. Thanks, Dee. Altho my heart has long been looking for a way to contribute to H. for Humanity, I had never hit pay dirt. The reason this opportunity came about, is a tribute to our local guild's co-president, David Levy. He set up the whole thing. Kudos to him!

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  4. I am always in awe of an artists process. What you have done here is not only beautiful, it is a mesmerizing view of adaptation. Thank you for sharing your art and your kindness.

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  5. Glenda, I appreciate your kind words. I know I won't be the only Guild artist who will be abstracting this floor plan. I know of at least one other artist who will be doing a bang-up job at abstracting from this floor plan, and I can't wait to see his final art!

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  6. These are absolutely beautiful and amazing! Thank you for sharing the floor plan the idea was built upon, I can totally see it now!!! Love love love!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. There is still one more H for H artwork to be shown and I will be posting it soon. I would never be able to do all these geometrics on my own! Only stencils make it possible for me.

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  7. Both pieces are wonderful! Thank you for sharing them with us and for creating them for such a great cause!

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    1. Thank you, Karyl. As I've told Lisa and others, there is no way I could create geometric artworks without these stencils -- they are a Godsend! I'm so fortunate to be with StencilGirl!

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