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My newer works tend toward a more chaotic drip motion rather than my history of line discovery leading to something definitive. I'm always thinking about what is going on in our universe while I work, so as the world has become more chaotic i.e. terrorism, political uncertainty, mass shootings, etc., my work reflects this sort of wild and unpredictable emotion not seen in my earlier works. As always, the names of my pieces pay homage to the classic rock music I grew up on (either a song title or a specific lyric). While its difficult to narrow it down, some of my favorite bands include The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, CCR, Joan Jett and the Black Hearts, Prince, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Eagles, Aerosmith, Bob Dylan, The Cure, Heart, and Willie Nelson. When I paint, I listen to all my favorite songs and think about life and perhaps the song's meaning, so I feel it would be disingenuous for me to NOT include their lyrics in my titles since these bands have been and will always be such a great influence. This artwork takes its name from a Chili Pepper lyric that hit me over the head with its power. "Disintegrated by the rising sun" or "all alone, not by myself" or "I wanna leave but I just get stuck"--we all know that feeling--do you sink away or do you move on? The same is true for painting. We artists get stuck, but that's where the learning takes place. You can call it writer's block, but in that very moment, we're actually taking it to the next level and that's exactly what happened with this painting. I wanted to give up on it, but I knew, I knew, that something great was going to come of it if I just stayed and didn't disintegrate. Its one of my favorite works to date. "All alone not by myself Another girl bad for my health I've seen it all through someone else And I (Another girl bad for my health) I celebrated but undisturbed And serenaded by the terror bird It's seldom seen and it's never heard, oh (Serenaded by the terror bird) Never in the wrong time or wrong place Desecration is the smile on my face The love I made is the shape of my space My face, my face Disintegrated by the rising sun A rolling black out of oblivion And I'd like to think that I'm your number one I'm (Rolling black out of oblivion) I wanna leave but I just get stuck A broken record runnin' low on luck There's heavy metal coming from your truck And I'm a (Broken record runnin' low on luck) Never in the wrong time or wrong place Desecration is the smile on my face The love I made is the shape of my space My face my face We could all go down to Malibu and make some noise Coca Cola doesn't do the justice she enjoys We could all come up with something new to be destroyed We could all go down I love the feeling when it falls apart I'm slow to finish but I'm quick to start And beneath the heather lies the meadowlark And I'm (Slow to finish but I'm quick to start) Never in the wrong time or wrong place Desecration is the smile on my face The love I made is the shape of my space My face, my face Never in the wrong time or wrong place Desecration is the smile on my face The love I made is the shape of my space My face, my face, hey ~Red Hot Chili Peppers
Painting:Acrylic on Canvas
Size:40 W x 60 H x 0.8 D in
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Los Angeles based abstract and mixed media artist, Staci Cross, uses color, formation, and line discovery to express thoughtful, emotional imagery to the canvas. Staci believes the art is already in the room and that she is simply the vessel between what exists and what is seen. Committing to the work begets a blessing from the muses and therefore daily practice and time are essential to the process. Inspired by the abstract expressionist movement, pop art, cubism, and graffiti artists of the 70's and 80's, Staci's ever evolving connection to painting roots itself through music, Motherhood, photography, political commentary, pop culture, human energy and emotion, social awareness and the beauty of nature. Lately, Staci has been embarking on a new endeavor--working on the floor with unstretched canvas which provides an intimate fluidity with the paint while allowing an unencumbered physicality to the process. Freedom arises. Change can be scary, but often times, a real gem stems from it. Picasso, Rothko, de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Miro, Franz Kline, Warhol, Cy Twombly, Howard Hodgkin, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Ed Ruscha are among her favorite artists. Staci graduated from the prestigious USC School of Cinema-Television and studied abstract painting at The Brentwood Art Center in Santa Monica, California. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons. www.stacicross.com www.facebook.com/stacicrossartist www.instagram.com/stacicross_art www.twitter.com/StaciCrossArt
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