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Christina Massey
Works in Brooklyn
Christina's mixed-media works are engaged in a perpetual struggle to burst out of whatever shape that holds them together. A philosopher once said that any artwork is a battle between material and content - this cannot be truer when Christina uses fabric like khakis, linen, and yarn that usually function to clothe and decorate our bodies but in her works given freedom to emanate energy on their own. In a sense, her approach seems like a rebellion against the way we in the modern times tend to bend nature as an object of our own use. When given the smallest crevice, nature will re-emerge in its full majestic force.
You'll like Christina if: you stand in the traditional crafts section at the museum thinking how cool it'd be to learn how to build huge structures out of just straw and twigs.
"Nature has always been very influential in my work and acts as a hidden agenda and representative aspect in my otherwise abstract work. The preservation of our environment and appreciation for nature reveals itself through my choice of materials and form. Be that from recycled found or collected objects to vaguely aerial landscapes or organic shapes that can resemble bugs or floral pods. Each work asks the viewer to stretch their imagination and invites their curiosity in a struggle to identify their marks, engaging in the creative process through the act of exploration of the Art."
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Featured Artworks
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Breaking Patterns 1
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Breaking Patterns 4
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Stripes Earned
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Still Holding On
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Mountain Morning
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Mountain Sundown
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Mountain Sundown 2
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Mountain Early Morning
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Sunset Shift 1
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Sunset Shift 2
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