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"Azul Sphaera"
September 2, 2012 - September 30, 2012

 Pen & Ink. Watercolor

  Paper Stars


Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.  6 - 8 pm.

Come meet Azul and enjoy coffee, wine and delicious nibbles while viewing the show and discussing the works.

Artist's Statement

I am an emerging artist originally from Chicago, now living the love-local-lifestyle in Madison. My years as an environmental, peace and human rights activist convinced me that this worrisome world was longing to be reminded how beautiful it is; my art is in response to that longing. My intimate pen and ink drawings are often brightly watercolored. Through them I endeavor to lure the viewer in with images suggesting the warm comfort of home, the lush touchableness of trees, the pretty whimsy of paisleys, kites and paper stars, the potential of a musical instrument to elevate the musician and the understanding that almost everyone riding this blue green globe wants peace. 
  Azul Sphaera

Artist's Bio

I am a self-taught pen and ink/watercolor artist and muralist. A Chicago native, I have lived in cities all around the Great Lakes region, including Montreal (QC), Syracuse (NY), Houghton (MI - on the UP's Keweenaw Peninsula), and in Guelph, Ontario. I have designed and illustrated promotional material for non-profit groups, concerts, and plays. I created elaborate fashions from reused fabrics and intricate hand embroidery work for my Metamorphosis Clothing Company, in the 90's. My highly detailed mural "You Can Go Anywhere from Here" has been on display in the landmark art deco Medical Arts Building in Oak Park, Illinois since 2000. Twelve of my drawings were installed as part of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's Fall Gallery Night last October at Monroe Street Family Dental. When I'm not drawing & painting I can be found making wristbands, shoulder bags, purses, ankle bracelets, belts, jewelry, hats, skirts, wall hangings, mobiles, lampshades, wind chimes, salads, fruit smoothies, or dining in little local restaurants, attending performances by the Young Shakespeare Players, bike riding or rearranging all the furniture. I have a grown son and daughter and I live in Madison, Wisconsin with my 11 year old son and his papa, a jazz drummer.     

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