I am a Louisiana artist utilizing our ecosystem as my palette. I have been creating photographic nature collages for over 15 years. I utilize sacred geometry because I believe that all life forms from it. Within my photographic collages I convey the transformative and healing power of nature as well as themes of rebirth and reawakening. I have utilized nature to help heal myself. In Pollination I photograph living butterflies. The geometric mandalas can transport a viewer into another dimension within themselves. Pollination is all about breathing for healing. I believe you can meditate with these works and reach the 4th dimension. I encourage everyone to plant more wildflowers. My series Aphrodite at Alhambra are a reflection of self awareness and self love.
Artist + Muffin Bernstein
Describe your art in three words. geometric meditative transformation
Describe yourself in one word. mystical
What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work? I love the diverse ecosystem of New Orleans. I love photographing nature in City Park and around town
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece? I generally begin by taking my camera on daily walks in City Park with my dogs and husband. I shoot insects knowing that I will utilize them in a new landscape or collage.
Where do you draw inspiration? butterflies bring me joy
Who are your artistic influences or gurus? Louise Bourgeois, John Scott, Jacqueline Bishop, Jerry Uelsmann, Hannah Höch.
In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work? Butterflies by Future Cowboys
Where can we find you when you are not creating art? Dillard University teaching art
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year? I love walking my dogs in the park both in the morning and the evening anytime of year other than when it's raining.
What is something people don’t know about you? A fun fact. I make a really rocking pizza from scratch
Work can be found in the collections of:
- Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New Jersey
- MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas
- Oschner Cancer Center in Louisiana
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