tangents – erika somogyi

yesterday i wrote about the booooooom art show taking place in vancouver…and i thought i’d share some more work by a couple of the participating artists that i really like, starting with erika somogyi…
you wouldn’t know it by looking at her work, but erika somogyi is a brooklyn-based artist. in an interview featured on boooooom she explains the inspiration behind the nature themes in her work: “sometimes i wish i were living in a log cabin in the mountains. i have spent time backpacking and sleeping outside. i love visiting the national parks. the natural imagery i use in my work comes from my travels, photos i have taken, photos i have borrowed, field studies and memories. one aspect of the work i have been making is the longing for a connection with nature. the lack of expansive wilderness here is a big part of that. in a way i feel transported by the paintings.”

“divining light”

“falling”
walkingwatchingwaiting.jpg
“walking watching waiting”
questionsandanswers.jpg
“questions and answers”
violet.jpg
“violet”
i also like the quote she ends with:
“how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” – annie dillard
you can read the full interview here and check out more of her work here.

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grace -November 14, 2009, 12:45PM

you know, the first painting, “divining light” i am absolutely in love with. i had seen it a while ago and printed it out and put it up a collage on my wall. for some reason i was almost certain i had first seen it on this site so when i saw it again it felt like de ja vue, but nonetheless, she does really amazing work

Teresa -November 14, 2009, 8:21PM

Oh, I love the artwork! So calming and the colors are beautiful!
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