Released Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Florecen en la Memoria, by Amy Vazquez.
15% of the sale of this print goes to The Pablove Foundation.
Amy Vazquez is an artist from Miami, FL, currently based in San Francisco. Her work is made with a variety of materials - including but not limited to watercolor, acrylic, gouache, india ink, ink pens, and graphite. Using organic and geometric forms, her work focuses on the juxtaposition between the natural and the man-made which we are constantly surrounded by in the urban landscape. Incorporating natural patterns, imagined floral imagery, and obstrusive forms, she aims to create new landscapes that exist in the threshold between the familiar and the unknown.
About the print:
Florecen en la Memoria is a giclee print of an original mixed-media work on paper.
This is a giclee print on Hahnemühle archival photorag fine art paper with Epson UltraChrome inks. Each print was signed and numbered by the artist
What has inspired you recently?
I recently just returned from a short trip to Thailand and was inspired not only by the scenery and colors but also by the resourcefulness with which people live. I'm constantly inspired by my surroundings - patterns, colors and textures, books, the people around me.
Why did you choose to pair The Pablove Foundation with your print?
After reading about Pablo's inspirational story, I immediately wanted to pair my print with The Pablove Foundation. Their dedicated fight against childhood cancer and their efforts to ease the struggles of the children that are in this battle are incredible and worth recognizing and supporting.
How have you seen art transform the world around you?
I believe that art is one of the most important connecting threads in humanity - it grounds us, connects us, and asks us to stop and pay attention and question. I constantly see it transform, beautify and challenge the world around us.
If you could pick one artist to mentor you, who would it be?
I would have to choose Margaret Kilgallen, who I believe is one of the most important contemporary art figures, and whose unmistakable hand continues to deeply affect and influence the visual art world, even a decade after her passing.
Who are some artists you think people should know about?
There are far too many under-recognized female artists that should be more widely discussed and appreciated. The late Louise Bourgeois, Leonora Carrington, Jenny Holzer, Sophie Calle, and Wangechi Mutu are among some of my favorites.