Oil, sea sponges, aluminum foil on hollowed-out canvas
28" x 24" x 6"
Elaine Alibrandi is an artist and poet born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1960, and applies a wide range of media to her paintings, sculptures, and installations. She earned a BFA at Boston's Massachusetts College of Art in 1981. Alibrandi has had solo shows in and around Boston, Massachusetts, in addition to her work being exhibited in Europe, South Korea, and the United States. She was recently interviewed by Mixed Media Art Magazine and TextileArtist.org and has won several prizes for her work. Several of the artist's pieces are in the permanent collections of the Hotel Marechiaro, San Menaio, Italy; The Walker Museum, Fairlee, Vermont; and Bay Cove Human Services, Boston, Massachusetts, among others.
The inspiration for my work is the natural world, which to me expresses strength and vulnerability, power, mystery, and creative potential. This imagery is everywhere and is often overlooked. Nearly everything I see, especially in nature, urges me to explore more and more avenues in my art. There is joy in sharing one's vision with others, to be able to say with an image, "Look what I see. Do you see it, too?" For me, art is an invitation to share a perspective, a vision, and, hopefully, an understanding.