New Work by Jan 7 Artist of the Day DOREE VALENZA

I just finished  3 new paintings- 18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas
New additions to my  Life Shields Series- they are called Free Spirits Have to Soar…
Also is a new dark piece… mixed media skulls… everyone is dead in this but me and my 2 brothers.
my neice asked me if I was ok… the painting did not start our with the family in it.
My friend told me it looks like a cross between a mexican, vooodooo & biker tattoos..

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About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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