2013 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
Elaine AlibrandiConcord MA USA
The inspiration for my abstractions is female imagery, which to me expresses strength and vulnerability, power, mystery, and creative potential. This imagery is everywhere, in the natural and human-made world, and is often overlooked. Nearly everything I see, especially in nature, urges me to explore more and more avenues in my work. My installations provide the freedom to express myself politically and socially. The various media I employ afford a limitless lexicon that transcends cultural and linguistic barriers. I always have a firm idea of what a piece will look like before I begin. As the work evolves, it may influence me toward a slightly different direction, but the final result is close to or exactly what I had envisioned. I can't talk about my art without mentioning music, which has been a profound influence in my life from the very beginning of my consciousness. Without it, I would not be alive; it is the hand in which my heart beats. For me, art and music are inextricably linked spiritual experiences. My creations are my daughters, each with her own personality—wild, whimsical, cunning, defiant, hopeful—but never, never indifferent.