Description A title for it hasn't come to me yet but I'll update this post whenever it does. The turtle lamp has a painted glass shell that illuminates when turned on. A real beauty. For this painting I wanted to create the shape of a turtle without using the outline of one. This painting took some time to complete as I was continuing to figure out how I wanted it to evolve. The end result wasn't as clear as with some other paintings I've done. During its evolution, I added blue lines flowing through the turtle's body. I interpret them as making up the turtle's life steam or internal wiring, an essential part of its being. That brings up (for me) images of newly hatched turtles making their way to the nearest source of water as fast as they can. Water encourages it to move since it would die if it stayed still.
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.
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