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Encore Painting

Amy Stone

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 52 W x 58 H x 0.1 D in

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About The Artwork

About a year and a half ago a woman messaged me on my artist Facebook page that she was a new fan. We began to chat, she lived in NYC is a musician etc. We were chatting for a while before I looked her up and realized she was not just any musician, but a famous one at that. We developed a friendship via Facebook and Instagram, we had some common friends, and some other life commonalities. We had never met in person until one night when she played in Seattle and I was out in the crowd. She told this same story on stage which was kind of awesome, and it was so great to finally meet one another in "real" life. I think her tour was called Stories and Songs so she told a lot of stories that night, I just happened to be in one of them. As the set was coming to an end she says, "Just so you know I don't do encores. I am going to play this song and then one more and then I'm going to walk off the stage." My husband and I are sitting there slapping each other because that is my thing. I HATE encores. I think they are weird. I get it, kind of, more so that the audience loves it. But really, it's just so awkward. The musician (s) finish a song, leave the stage, knowing they are going to come back on to play another song or two or three, but not until everyone cheers and chants for them. Get over yourself. Yep, I said it. However, if you are gonna do it, you better make it good. Like really, really good.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:52 W x 58 H x 0.1 D in

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I’ve always been grateful for writers and musicians who can put into words things that I cannot. That’s how abstract painting began for me. I often find it difficult to talk about my work, especially in person. To be honest, I'm inspired by nothing, and everything. I am thinking and connecting more than I have in years. It's been a beautiful evolution. Much of my work relates to the Japanese term Wabi-Sabi; a state of acceptance of the imperfections in flow, and the acceptance of the cycle of life and death. I have long suffered from anxiety over my own mortality. It’s my biggest point of fear and vulnerability. Pushing paint around and getting lost in the creative process has been my therapy, and color something that can bring me peace. My hope is that my viewers feel the same sense of safety from my work that I do. My paintings are not perfect. There are unintentional drips and marks. I do not tape my edges and often don't paint my edges. I like things to be natural and real because that is life. It is death as well. So many of us speak about finding balance in life. In fact, much of my work relates to this idea as I strive to create a balance of movement, texture, color and energy in my paintings. Yet my work is always just a little off kilter and off center, alluding to the notion that balance may be something we can never really find. Or maybe we find it, but its not what we were expecting it to look like. I have been told that my work is unresolved and unfinished. To that I say, thank you. It’s your job to resolve it, not mine. My work is never meant to be “perfect” or “done”, and neither am I.

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Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in Chicago

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