Lynda Schlosberg

Lynda Schlosberg

Lynda Schlosberg

Open Studio Status

Due to family issues I am not able to open my studio this year, nor make any appointments for a visit. Please feel free to browse my website and contact me through my website if you have any questions. Links below.

Artist Statement

Is there really any space between where you end, and I begin?

We experience the world with our intellect and physical senses; yet an invisible matrix of energy beyond our awareness surrounds, connects, and influences us. My paintings offer an imaginal realm where natural and unnatural forces collapse into a sea of vibrating energy that can materialize into an infinite number of potential realties.

My work is rooted in a deep interest in quantum theories. I am fascinated by the idea that thoughts are pieces of tangible energy that exist as submicroscopic vibrating particles. In a quantum world no particle ever completely dies, thus implying that every thought that has ever been thought still exists. And, over time these thoughts are exponentially added to a unified field of consciousness and energy. This field continues to evolve as we contribute to—and pull from—its reservoir.

My paintings are process-oriented. By using a set of self-determined rules I am able to circumvent a predetermined outcome, thereby enabling me to create patterns and spaces that are not limited by the conscious mind.

I start with liquid pools of pigment on panels flat on the floor, allowing for random separation of the medium. I superimpose intertwining layers over amorphous forms with countless undulating lines. I then paint thousands of small dots obsessively made with .00 size brushes. I use highly saturated, vibrant and illusory hues, nuanced values and complex patterns to push space both backwards and forwards simultaneously. Doing so helps me to create vibrating sensations in varied rhythms that illuminate the unpredictable interaction between form and formlessness within a subatomic world.

The paintings visualize a mysterious state of swirling energy—where everything exists and out of which many unique potentials can manifest.

 

Lyn Christiansen

Lyn Christiansen

Lyn Christiansen

Lyn says, “Welcome to Open Studios. Thanks for stopping by to look at some of my more recent work.”

A full-time artist since 2004, my work combines fiber and mosaic elements, sometimes paint, video, or sound. Much of my fiber-work are collages of my explorations in making complex Kumihimo (Japanese) braids. My most recent exhibition was a large installation in Iga, Japan (Oct, 2019)

 

 

Sarah Nolen, Puppet Motion Studio

Sarah Nolen, Puppet Motion Studio

Sarah Nolen, Puppet Motion Studio

Sarah Nolen is a puppeteer & filmmaker from Austin, Texas. She has a Masters of Fine Arts in Puppetry from the University of Connecticut; and a bachelor’s degree in Cinema-Television from Southern Methodist University, with a minor in Children’s Media. After jumping from Texas to Connecticut, Sarah worked a yearlong stint of puppet gigs in New York before moving to Boston in 2017 to become Puppet Showplace Theater’s third-ever Resident Artist. She is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Known for her versatile, witty, and innovative work across multiple puppetry styles, Sarah works as a puppeteer for both stage and screen. She has performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra, the off-Broadway immersive theater production of “Pip’s Island,” and toured internationally as part of the ensemble for Red Ball Theater’s Reverse Cascade.

Sarah’s work has been performed at the Festival de Casteliers in Canada, the Greenwoods Puppet Festival, and on the streets of Denmark. She has performed in Puppet Slams across the country; three of her pieces were selected for the National Puppet Slams of 2013, 2014 and 2015

In addition to her training at the University of Connecticut, Sarah has been a student in many professional workshops, including Sesame Street’s Puppeteer Workshop, Sandglass Theater’s Summer Puppetry Institute, The National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and David Fino’s Brooklyn Puppet Conspiracy.

In television, Sarah has worked as a production coordinator for nationally-syndicated shows on networks such as CMT & HGTV.

She has experience with all sides of the camera — from developing ad campaigns for universities, production designing indie features, and directing puppet films. Most recently, she was the director of photography for the web series COZY CORNER (2020).

B Amore

B Amore

B. Amore

Amore uses found gloves that are cold cast in bronze to create works which speak to our commonly shared humanity.  They are often combined with street-made paper and found objects. The gloves are imbued with a sense of history because of the way they have been used, and abused, by time and the street.  Each one has its own individual character, but together they create the whole. There is an irony in taking a lost or discarded object and elevating it to a work of art, truly transforming it, while honoring the life that produced it. All of Amore’s work incorporates found gloves, mixed media, and assemblage.

Kristin G. Griffin

Kristin G. Griffin

Kristin G. Griffin, Kristin Griffin Designs

I work with many metals, including copper, brass, sterling silver, argentium silver and a little gold.  Since the start of the pandemic I have tried to add color to my work using stones and beads, but I have also started working with less conventional media, including polymer clay, resin, painted tin and acrylic paint. I have enjoyed challenging myself to find a way to use the unconventional media.  In one piece I was inspired to create a necklace to display my Covid19 vaccine card in a more creative fashion (no actual vaccine cards where harmed in creating this necklace).  Adding color to my work sparks joy for me.  It makes me happy to see and wear bright colors.   Over the last year, I have also challenged myself to learn new skills, including forming metal, making hollow form beads and working with painted tin, while continuing to work on skills I had previously learned.  I hope you enjoy these pieces I created this past year.  And I cannot wait to be back in person in the future.  If you would like to check out more of my jewelry or my other art work, please visit my Instagram @kristingriffindesigns.