Welcome to my mind.
My mixed media work is inspired by personal experiences, of those around me, and the world at large. Some pieces address difficult subjects that deserve more visibility of the pain and inherent strength of survival. I admire and pay tribute to the beauty, pride and determination of those who dare to change the world and themselves for the better.
Double meaning, sarcasm, humor and simple, blunt verbiage layered with color and texture are a few of my methods of communicating experiences and life. I am compelled to illustrate emotion, potential and choice using paint, fabric, words, symbols, other media as well as the beauty of the human form. What a person may (literally or figuratively) read into my work may or may not be the intent, which is exactly the point and joy I find in each creation.
My other passion is for texture and fiber arts, from dying and painting silk scarves to dying and re-purposing lovingly made vintage doilies into new art forms. Sometimes what was made decades before or things simply “no longer in style” are discarded. I love to challenge that concept and honor the work of, and collaborate with, those that created before my time.
My work and portfolio updates amongst other postings may be followed on Facebook under A. Perry, Pura Vida Sierras Art LLC (or click the FB icon in the bottom left of the page).
Select pieces are also on display at Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona online gallery (link below) and Saatchi Art (Saatchi Art link below).
All images of the artwork are the property of this artist and may not be used or duplicated in any way without my written permission.
All images of guest artist works are their property and may not be used or duplicated in any way without their written permission.