Description This piece that came out of a spur of the moment idea.To make this painting, Michelle took a picture of herself with a fan covering half of her face. The fan waswhat she had used as part of a Geisha costume for Halloween. While she liked the photo, she wanted itto be different by using some bright colors as if it was a film negative.Doing that also created an option for what Michelle would want to do with her eye. Michelle originallythought she would paint her eye as is but quickly realized that the negative image tones of somethingthat is black/dark brown would be something very light. Then what came to mind was the moon. Thereare evenings of the full moon when it is incredibly bright in the dark night sky. So why not paint theeye as the moon! She tucked her other eye away behind the shadow of the fanpeering out at you.Browse through Michelles art blog (http://hunterart.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-painting-moon-eye-tentative-title.html) for detailed descriptions of her artwork and images of work in progress. Share your questions and comments with her at (646) 504-5034 / email@example.com / http://www.facebook.com/hunterart / http://www.twitter.com/artcoholic.
Michelle Hunter, New York, NY Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement Artwork by Michelle Hunter is representational, symbolic, intimate, calm and intense. Her current Brain Series deconstructs familiar themes related to how our brains function. This series has presented opportunities for scientific learning and conceptual visual challenges.
The majority of her work is in the medium of acrylic paint on stretched canvas. Using a painterly technique, Michelle transforms everyday objects with a subtle unexpected surreal approach. Her color palette consists of mostly warm colors, punctuated with bright and dramatic tones.
Art has been an integral part of Michelle’s life. Since childhood she has been practicing art. Born and raised in Washington Heights, in the borough of Manhattan, Michelle is a native New Yorker of Trinidadian and Iranian descent. She is also an alumnus of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia School of Music and Art. Currently, Michelle Hunter lives and works in Inwood, Manhattan.
Visit Michelle’s art blog at http://www.hunterart.blogspot.com/ for detailed descriptions of her artwork and images of work in progress. Share your questions and comments with her at (646) 504-5034 / http://www.facebook.com/hunterart or at firstname.lastname@example.org.