Une Vie d'Artiste Goes For a Second Cup
Erica Chappuis continues her coffee paintings with a larger project in mind. Some form of manipulation and collage. I'm very excited to see what she makes of the already beautiful works of art.
"I feel I am only now getting the feel of working with the coffee, as it really does have a nature all its own."
Drawing inspiration from vintage photographers such as Edward S. Curtis and his famous photos of Native Americans, Imogen Cunningham, Edward S. Curtis, Margaret Bourke-White and Edward Weston I dare you to compare and consider the evolution of the the photographs to painting and then to the much larger worked planed by Erica. This medium is very organic and it seems to me that Chappuis's process is also very organic in philosophy and application.
"I doubt that one could pick out the original photo from my painting, as it has changed a lot in the process."
I'll keep an eye out for post on the larger works intended for the paintings by Erica posted last week and this.
"Okay, next week, for sure, I start putting these paintings through the collage process."
In the mean time enjoy her images and visit her own Blog with much much more to offer in regards to her work which is very much worth the time.
Some information about Erica Chappuis from her personal Website . . . The Art of Erica Chappuis
Erica Chappuis was born in Washington DC . She began taking yearly summer courses at the Corcoran School of Art and studying with independent Washington area artists at age thirteen. In high school she was selected for a special, experimental course in portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - the first of its kind offered by the Smithsonian.
Chappuis graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She traveled to Switzerland, where she married, and thus gained dual nationality.
Chappuis has been a practicing artist ever since, specializing in erotic and sensual subjects. She is represented in many private collections. Museum representation includes the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., the Erotic Art Museum in Barcelona, Spain and the collection of the Kinsey Institute for Research, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana University. Her work has been featured on the PBS television programs, "Video Detroit" and "Backstage Pass". She is listed in several books, including erotic art books, and Marquis' "Who's Who in American Women".