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Lovina Purple

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The Congo, 2006 Oil on Canvas 18in X 18in © Lovina Purple
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Sri Lanka, 2007 Oil on Canvas 16in X 16in © Lovina Purple
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Katrina, 2007 Oil on Canvas 20in X 20in © Lovina Purple
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BP Oil, 2010 Oil on Canvas 20in X 20in © Lovina Purple
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Dought, 2009 Oil on Canvas 20in X 20in © Lovina Purple
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El Nino, 2007 Oil on Canvas 20in X 20in © Lovina Purple
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Desert Storm, 2007 Oil on Canvas 16in X 16in © Lovina Purple
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Northeastern Blackout, 2009 Oil on Canvas 20in X 20in © Lovina Purple
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Songhua River, 2007 Oil on Canvas 20" X 20" © Lovina Purple
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Political, environmental, tactile abstract painting painting, abstract, conceptual
Statement

As information is heard and spread around the world more easily, the tragedy of both man-made and natural disasters has become more advertised and therefore more on the forefront of people’s minds.  They become more personal, and are felt around the world, despite people’s physical distance from them.  I have been greatly inspired by the massive responses to recent tragedies, but also just as inspired at how quickly these disasters leave the spotlight.

 

Using the aerial views seen from a window of a plane as an abstract concept of that fleeting feeling of closeness yet distance, the works are titled after the political and environmental topics that engulf then disappear from our lives as people not directly effected from the events.  I use stitching in the canvas as a metaphor for the connection that is felt, pulling together the physical to the emotional.  Painted in acrylic and oil paints, the surfaces are a mixture of three-dimensional and two, also a metaphor for the people involved and those watching from their TV’s or computer screens.