Friday, May 4, 2012

inspiration, influence?

Construction site - arty graffiti on the exposed wall - New York, NY
trompe-l'oeil wall mural - New York, NY
left: ink trace monotype on the studio wall - - - right: detail of a monotype -  Anna Mavromatis, April 2012

metal fire escapes, light and shadows - New York, NY
Last week I was back in New York and although the visit was strictly a family affair, I managed to make time to do what I love: walk through the streets, absorb the sights and sounds, immerse myself in the unique energy of this magical city, while capturing with my camera everything I knew I had to record... 
Upon my return home, I was struck by the sight of my most recent works spread around the studio; all of a sudden the connection to what I am surrounded while in New York became so evident! And so back again at my studio I am listening to the "voice" of New York in chorus with so many other voices of places I've lived, of relationships I formed, of ups and downs I've survived; their whispers are vividly dictating the narrative of my works and I am truly grateful for their guidance!
detail from a paneled structure -  Anna Mavromatis, April 2012

5 comments:

  1. That first graffiti photo gives me a push to get on with some cyanotype ideas Anna. Are you doing any this year or are you going to mine this other rich seam of imagery? I love that you look 'up' and find such wonderful shapes which then subconsciously translate onto the printing plate.Glorious monoprint too. What rich and elegant colours you put together.

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  2. really nice inspirations, love those amazing textures!!!
    thanks and happy happy weekend,

    elena

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  3. Otimos trabalhos Anna. Adoro. Me inspiram.
    Bete Domingos

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  4. the New York voices shouted loud.... and you heard - amazing responses Anna!

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  5. Almost spooky Anna! The images and the works are both beautiful - as you say inspired, influenced it doesn't matter really. They are just so simpatico and filled with rich beauty.

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