Art For You From Me

Summer is almost here (in Texas, anyway), which means my birthday is not far behind. September 25. No, you may not ask how old I’ll be (please don’t ask my kids). It’s a big number.

To celebrate the occasion I have decided to work on a project this summer which will enable you to add an original work of art by me to your collection.
Here’s the deal:
1. You donate at least $100.00 to your favorite charity. (Really small amount, isn’t it)?
2. You tell me the name of the charity and that you have made the donation. Send me your address.
3. I will send you a 4×6″ collage on 5×7″ paper. One collage per total donation.
4. You must make your donation and let me know by June 20. 
5. I will send the collage by the end of September.
What a win-win deal!  A worthy charity benefits and you get a Cecelia Feld original work of art.
I get the pleasure of giving back to everyone who has supported me in so many ways along my life’s artistic journey. What a great birthday present for me!
Let’s do it!
Here are 2 examples of my small collages from the “Spectrum 1-10” series.

#1221 Spectrum 8, collage, 6x4", 2009

#1222 Spectrum 9, collage 6x4", 2009

 www.studio7310.com. You can see more collages on my website.
Make sure a “mini” comes your way!
Cecelia

New Guy In Town

One of my favorite activities, when I’m not in my studio, is visiting museums. On a recent trip to Denver I went to the new Clyfford Still Museum. It is adjacent to the Denver Art Museum, its straight lines and solid mass contrasting sharply with the DAM’s angular walls. The Brad Cloepfil designed building houses almost 94% of Still’s total output (paintings, works on paper and sculptures).

Clyfford Still Museum - gallery

The path from representational depictions of farm workers in the 1920’s and 30’s to his fully realized Abstract Expressionist paintings of the 50’s until his death in 1980 are beautifully displayed, several to a gallery.

I was in college during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism. I was not as aware of Still and his contemporaries as maybe I should have been, (no Jackson Pollacks in my collection), but I was greatly influenced by one of the group, William Baziotes, who was my teacher at Hunter College. His discussions of how to “see” the world around us in terms of color, shape, line and texture influenced the direction my own art would take.

Clyfford Still "PH-272", 1950, detail

I have always said my work is about those “relationships.” As long as you understand that, you will be comfortable with the absence of object or narrative in my work.

Cecelia Feld #249 Sienna, acrylic painting, 69x53", 1983

Cecelia Feld #1209 This Must Be Your Lucky Day, collagraph collage, 8x11", 2009

See what I mean?