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When You're Smiling Drawing

Annie Terrazzo

United States

Drawing, Pencil on Hardboard

Size: 11 W x 14.2 H x 1.6 D in

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Pretty Pictures Won't Solve Anything.
 A New Series by Annie Terrazzo 

I am invested in making art you haven’t even seen before. 
I am invested in making work that transforms your idea of what an artwork can be.
 You need my art on your walls - it’s not decoration - it’s a call to action. Consider this is an investment in yourself, not just a decor element, together we can fight against the storm of normality. 
 About the work This work is situated on hardboard. The image is drawn with colored pencil on charcoal paper. The mouths are attached with plexiglass squares to create separation from the face. The mouths are cut from wood and decorated with drawing on paper. The entire work is covered in gloss gel to protect it.
 Annie says "What do you want to see in the world? Is it you? Who do you want to be? Do you know how many people are on the planet? If you smile in the woods, are you happy if no one sees it? Why do you have to become to go viral? Do you know how hard it is to make a difference? Push though I guess. But what’s behind the story. Why does it matter? A tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound. Do you remember when you didn’t have to worry about promoting yourself? Ok sure, and then. Take control."

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Drawing:Pencil on Hardboard

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:11 W x 14.2 H x 1.6 D in

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Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments. @annieterrazzo b. Breckenridge, CO. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Born in Breckenridge Colorado, Annie Terrazzo surrounded herself with dreams. Her childhood was unorthodox and chaotic, having been raised by a mother who was a schizophrenic adult entertainer and a father who was a formula one race car driver. This chaos was countered by a large family who, through silversmithing and plein air painting, taught her the value of and method to making beauty in the world. She spent large portions of her time writing plays on an old typewriter, watching movies, and dreaming of Paris. After graduating from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA, Terrazzo began her career in trash portraiture, focusing on using found objects, newspapers, and magazines. She strives to create work that allows the viewer to recognize image and text based language, drawing you in through the technical skill she possesses and the attention to detail that permeates all of her work. Terrazzo has exhibited her work internationally and locally, with her work being placed in several permanent collections across the United States. "Through the lens of the past, Annie projects a contemporary mindset that bisects historical memory and the contemporary cultural context to create a realm where the body finds an equilibrium of both ideal beauty and sexuality, as well as personal expression and ironic juxtaposition within a contemporary mind frame and the cultural memory of the past. Annie's work instantly draws in the viewer and stands out among other contemporary art due to its familiarity, but also it's originality and undeniable intention, and masterful craftsmanship.” - Lauren Maley, Art Dealer for OHWOW Gallery in Los Angeles, Contemporary Art Historian, Writer, Philanthropist, LAAA Advisory Board Member, and LACMA Modern and Contemporary Art Council Member

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