Description This painting idea came about when Michelle realized that she had become addicted to caffeine. Shebegan to experience migraines when she would take a day off from having coffee which is a symptom ofcaffeine withdrawal.Here we have a cup on a table where the brain is throbbing so much that it's cracking what confinesit. The brain is also warm and starting to overheat. What is draining from the cup is up for discussion.Initially she intended it to be coffee. After sharing the work with a friend, they thought it was brain fluid.Interesting interpretation. So the fluid is what you make of it.Michelle has since cut back her caffeine intake significantly.Browse through Michelles art blog (http://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 / firstname.lastname@example.org / 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 email@example.com.