Two New Painting Updates / by Erica Jones

Warm wishes at the start of this Lunar New Year!

“Patterns and Polish Lace” and “Chinatown”

Cameroonian patterns create a story about villages and pride. Polish lace, passed down generations, carries the old craft and family stories. Both design and crafted through tradition. These fabrics are draped around all edges of the canvas.

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I saw a girl coming out of lantern store during the Chinese New Years celebration downtown last year. I went into the store and felt instantly overwhelmed but stimulated. This is a memory. She is looking to the new year, beyond what crowds her. Characters and symbols that carry protection and luck. Iridescent gold reflects on the surfaces of the talisman.

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