48" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas
Blue slippers and blue tutu, this little giraffe isn't on her way to ballet. I wore my tutu daily, refusing to put on 'normal' clothes. This is a tribute to all the little girls who dream of dancing and refuse to take off their tutus!
Creating anthropomorphic characters is a big part of how I exercise my imagination. AWhen I was young my mother took me to the local zoo often. This exposure to a wide variety of animals had a large impact on my daydreams. As an adult I found that I coped with the stress of life by doodling caricatures of my teachers or professors, often making them into animals. They weren't cruel renditions, just anthropomorphic and whimsical. This has carried over into my paintings, and this is a strong theme throughout my work. My Zoo Series encompasses all my non-frog animal works.
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Blue Ballet Shoes (Giraffe)
"My imaginative spirit is born from the people who inspired me to dream, to see things differently and to live fearlessly. Every work is influenced by hundreds of little moments and extraordinary experiences. In my pieces I try to bring some whimsy into the mundane. It is my hope that I force my audience to exercise their imagination, that my works inspire conversation and that they evoke joy."