Went to See the Gypsy Painting by Staci Cross

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Went to See the Gypsy

Staci Cross

United States

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Size: 50 W x 65 H x 0.2 in

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Painting: Acrylic, Spray Paint on Canvas.

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 piece resides on unstretched canvas and revealed itself to me after folding the canvas in two. Interestingly enough, I loved the symmetry that arrived from this process, accidentally reminding me of a Rorschach test. After having gone through a medical issue with a family member, the idea of a mirror image, or this imperfect symmetry intrigued me to no end, thus this painting and several others were born.


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