Sun Glitter Mermaid Rides A Dolphin Collage by Genevieve Esson

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Art Description

Collage: Paper, Paint, Acrylic, Photo, Manipulated on Paper, Other, Canvas.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is one of my favorite landmarks in St. Louis. Every time I visit the The Sun Glitter statue by Carl Milles catches my eye. Full of life and energy, it is a sculpture of a mermaid riding a dolphin. I tried to capture its energy within the painting and collage efemera. I started out with a blank canvas and looked at the photo I had taken, capturing light, color and shapes I threw down the paint, carving into the surface to achieve texture and movement. Feeling I satisfied it was the right setting for the final touches, I decoupaged the mermaid and dolphin printout from my photo, against the backdrop of the Climatron and the three musical angels. I applied finishing touches of paint and texture marks. “My artwork is an extension of my inner thought processes and perceptions of the world around me. I have a very strong desire to convey the beauty and spirituality of the natural world, painting mainly in acrylics and adding some mixed media to the work. Using bright colors and energetic line movement I paint with passion and precision. Each piece is unique and speaks for itself. The subject matter varies, and it usually tells a story. I want to keep exploring and growing with art, making the world a better place painting. My inspirations are varied: nature, animals, music, illuminated manuscripts, beauty, color, trees, dreams, spirituality and art history. Having to feel connected and passionate when creating, I gather ideas for new artworks going about my daily life. Sketching it out, recycling ideas from past artworks, it becomes another project, opening the door for new creativity.”


Sun Glitter Mermaid Rides A Dolphin

Genevieve Esson

United States

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