Friday, February 29, 2008

Althea is a silk painter and assemblage artist , whose work speaks to me not only because of its beauty and fine workmanship but because of its spiritual themes. Her work celebrates the ancient goddesses, Ghandi and Chagall and incorporates elements from ancient architecture and prehistoric pictographs among other influences. Her palette is soft with blues and earth colors and touches of gold and bronze. Her work transports the viewer to a time when the dream was reality and reality as we know it now, but a dream.

She has two stores at ETSY: where you will find silk hangings, scarves and assemblage, and, where you will find jewelry, cards, aceos and silk purses.


AltheaP said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful tribute . . . how happy you make me!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Althea's work is beautiful, Shanti! I'm so glad you featured this beautiful piece. Every time I see her work I'm amazed at her talent!

blazingneedles said...

Very nice feature on Althea.

Chauncey said...

Althea's work is remarkable and your feature on her was lovely!

joonbeam said...

Shanti, this is so lovely and you did a wonderful post and tribute to one of our favorite artists and human beings. I am so honored to be in a group with you both. Thank you for sharing this with us all. You inspire me. ox joon

Jill said...

Althea's work is truly lovely. Very nice feature.

Precious Quilts said...

Althea's work is truly inspirational and I am so glad she was featured in your blog. You did a wonderful write up!

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My passion is my art and spirituality. A flower child of the sixties, I grew up in Greenwich Village in a family of eccentric artsts. I have lived all over this beautiful country, travelled abroad and consider The Metropolitan Museum of Art my second home, Van Gogh one of my Uncles, and Frida Kahlo my favorite Aunt. I am in the process of opening up a shop at Ruby Lane. I will publish a link to that store as soon as it opens. My life has, and continues to be an adventure of discovery and appreciation for all the beauty this amazing world has to offer.