Love Hurts by Edith Waddell
Acrylic on Wood Panel, 10.5″ x 8.25″, 14″ x 11.5″ with frame
Current Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery: Wild Heart from February 4th – March 6th, 2017
Previous Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery:
- 5th Year Anniversary Show from December 10th to 27th, 2016
- Flower Pepper Box
- Happy Collect: A Cash & Carry Exhibition from July 9th to August 9th, 2016
- Here Comes Summer from June 4th to July 5th, 2016
- Foliage from September 5th to October 6th, 2015
“My artwork is an exploration into the human psyche. I use elements taken from flora, fauna and my own recurrent dreams to personify internal emotional conflicts on such subjects as phobia, genetic experimentation, maternity, narcissism, seduction and spirituality. Fragments from the exterior natural world, as well as our own internal emotional world, inspire the concepts in my work. This conceptual material offers me a wellspring of symbolic language that allows me to compose anthropomorphic floral arrangements and whimsical hybrid creatures.
My preferred medium is acrylic paint, although at times I have combined digital painting with traditional painting, ink drawings, collage and printmaking. I play with the effects of bold, neon vibrant colors in order to overtly express what is normally unspoken, taboo, or subconscious.
Through my hybrid imagery, I introduce a secret story, sometimes hidden in plain sight within the overall composition. My goal is to make visible that which is overlooked, confronting the public with the dark and mysterious aspects of their own psyches, emotional struggles, and their relationship with the natural environment. My work is an invitation to make an introspective examination and reflection into our own existence, both physical and spiritual.” – Edith Waddell
“Edith Waddell’s surreal creations are not only incredibly beautiful but they are haunting in a way that strikes a chord with our subconscious. She explores the human psyche by combining elements of our natural world that are altogether alluring, strange, and satisfying. ‘Fragments from the exterior world, as well as our own internal emotional world, inspire my work… Through my hybrid imagery, I introduce a secret story, sometimes hidden in plain sight with the overall composition.’ Her work thus invites us to examine our own physical and spiritual presence. ” – by Emiko Woods for Happy Collect: A Cash & Carry Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery
Artist Website: http://edithwaddell.com