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Installation art

On top of amateur photography and personal travel, I love art. Going to exhibitions. Seeking out inspiration. Creating. But I am a stylistically diverse  and rather confused amateur artist. I can’t choose exactly what type of artwork or medium I want to be known for. And so I dabble in a little bit of everything – drawing (charcoal, pencil, pen), watercolor, multimedia, acrylics and painting, pastels.

I also haven’t quite had the chance to put together the artsy portfolio of my works that I had dreamed of…but in the interim, if you want to check out my works, take a look at the Australian blog “The Near and The Elsewhere” which wrote up a piece on the collaborative exhibition I was part of in 2012, “Twisting the Lilac Stalks” at the gaffa gallery in Sydney, Australia.

A few fun shots from the curating and installation process – a flurry of activity to complete it all in one day! Photos courtesy of 2 of the other artists, Sophie and Jessica, and preparation included the other 3rd collaborative artist, another Soph (as well as my Dad and the twins’ father that you see in the background)…it was a full collaborative effort!

Enjoy the art exhibition space shown here – the light and darkness of the walls vs the floor – the figurative curves of the artworks – the images and the imagination of the installation. The doors and framing the artworks in door frames. The windows and views to artworks. The geometry and perspective. The warehouse emerging artist feel. It is not so much about the actual artworks in these photos (more on that later!) but more about the actual space and its own artistry which can be enjoyed as part of the viewing of art.

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I highly recommend arranging your own exhibition to share your inspiration with the world – your talents – your passions. It was a great experience.  🙂

M xx

Once again, all images in this post are not my photography but the work of 2 other collaborating artists, Jessica and Soph B! Thank you!

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This is me

Daughter of a New York-born father and Italian-born mother that met in a chance encounter on a train from London to Paris on New Year’s Eve, brought up in Sydney, Australia, and now having found my way to New York City…I feel I was destined for a life of travels, creative whimsy and exploration! I am now 27 years old  and having searched out the intense novelty of new experiences and the feelings of awe that come from exposure to diverse cultures and vibrant landscapes, I have added all 7 worldly continents to my life’s storyboard.

I also love art.  Art and all things artistic. Trips to galleries, concerts and museums filled my childhood, my already abundant conversation and my travel itineraries as I searched for creative inspiration, collected way too many brochures and sought out friends with whom I could share my enthusiasm (including for the occasional ‘crafternoon’). Art, like travels and travel advice, I believe are meant to be shared.

The areas around NYU, Washington Square Park and Central Park in my new hometown, New York City, are part of what has inspired a love of shared entertainment and public artistic expression in me. Grand pianos on the sidewalk, saxophone concertos in the park, bookstores overflowing with quirky titles and self-reflective memoirs. How great does it feel to be surrounded by this positive energy? It is impossible not to feel the optimism that comes from participating in the street life of this city.

And so now, I too am deciding to follow my creative passions and to share them with you, because that’s what I love to do!

Art. Photography. Travel.

Inspire. Admire. Wonder.

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Artward. Outward. Upward.

M xx