Perfume Bottle Series
The Inspiration Behind My New Work
My aunt’s house was enchanting to me as a child. From her tiki themed backyard to a twinkling Americana room where we’d watch TV, it was an wonderland growing up. I especially loved visiting at Christmas, where there were endless plates of fudge and Perry Como records on loop. On the trip home one year I once quietly cried to myself because I was so sad to leave.
Of all the special things about her place though, my favorite was her miniature perfume bottle collection. She must of had a hundred or more, all delicately displayed in a small glass curio case. I remember making extra trips to the bathroom so I could go in there and secretly admire it. I loved them so much that I eventually started collecting my own, and to this day I still have all of them carefully tucked away until I can get a new glass cabinet (the old one broke).
This new Perfume Bottle Series is a fresh way to incorporate my love of birds, perfume bottles, and patterned wallpaper. I’m excited to explore different sizes and combinations. Expect to see some oversized paintings with colorful, unique birds, romantic bottles and thematic wallpaper design.
I will be posting them on social media as I complete them, but I encourage you to come out to a show this year and see them in person. The scanned images of the work don’t do the paintings justice. Many collectors and patrons comment how the work is so much more vibrant in person. Here are some upcoming shows this year (more will be added so check the website too):
Tennessee Craft (TACA) in Nashville, TN
May 3-5, 2019
Columbus Art Festival in Columbus, OH
June 7-9, 2019
Tomato Art Festival in Nashville, TN
August 11, 2019
Roswell Art Festival in Roswell, GA
September 21-22, 2019
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