The Life and Work of Amy Hannum

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- Affirmation in Numbers
- Migration: Defiance
- Tuesdays at the Attic

Affirmation in Numbers

   Mount Dora Center for the Arts in Mount Dora, Florida 2014

Yes, Art Lovers, it's April, and that means two things; rain and taxes. But paying Uncle Sam has hidden benefits. Putting my receipts and mileage in order created data that yielded very concrete figures for 2014. Those numbers backed up the long hours devoted to my business and reminded me how much PaintDragon has accomplished in only one year. Owning a business becomes your life and sometimes you forget how many hours you are actually putting into it. Seeing my efforts reflected in good hard numbers was very affirming. Read on for some of last year's statistics. 

Exhibited in 13 galleries for 15 shows including the Cambridge Art Association Biennale, Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art and Burlington City Arts

Work and research took me 6,227 miles by car throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island; 72 miles by boat to Ambergris Gallery on Block Island, RI and 14,552 miles were flown to Wisconsin, Chicago, Florida, and Italy. 

Last year 7 professionals, including Kim Bernard and Jackie Battenfield, gave me tips on teaching, the business of art, grant-writing, accounting and copyright law. In return I taught over 40 classes in Art and Reiki in 2014. 

Looking forward to what the numbers for 2015 show me next year!

Migration: Defiance

Pools of serene waters collect in vessels amid a striation of rough and creamy texture. Themes of mountains and waterfalls are conjured. Now take that serenity and turn it 90 degrees, then you have the essence of Defiance. Tranquil pools become gravity defying phenomena in electric blue. Bone colored basins become sculptural playgrounds for light and shadow. 
Migration: Defiance 25" x 25" x 5"  plaster, cotton, encaustic and walnut ink on birch panel

Two 12" x 24" birch panels were stained with walnut ink and finished with beeswax. Plaster, cotton and encaustic were used for the basins and pools. This work may be hung with a small gap between the two panels or none at all to line up the woodgrain. 
Migration: Defiance (profile) 25" x 25" x 5"  plaster, cotton, encaustic and walnut ink on birch panel
Defiance is currently the last work in the Migration series. I have begun work on a new piece but other projects require my attention and it will have to wait. 
  Migration: Defiance (3/4 view) 25" x 25" x 5"  plaster, cotton, encaustic and walnut ink on birch panel

Valhalla is my next major project for the Florence Griswold Museum
More information on that later this summer. 

Tuesdays at the Attic

In the spirit of networking and collaboration I have begun to hold art forums in my attic in New London, CT. Once a month artists meet there to talk about everything art including critiques, exhibits, techniques, collaborations and what's going on in the art world.

Have something to contribute or looking for inspiration? Join us!

Tuesday, April 14
519 Montauk Avenue, New London, CT

Keep up with future dates on Facebook, look for Tuesdays at the Attic.
For the first time in many years I am not exhibiting anywhere at the moment. I'm taking some time to focus on only a few shows this year and have been undertaking more design projects. Change is good!

~Amy Hannum

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