Silicon Valley Open Studios

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Artist: Lucy Ghelfi

Studio: Lucy Ghelfi Fine Arts

Summer Waltz
Title: Summer Waltz
Description: Powdered pigment, acrylic mediums on canvas
Media: Mixed Media
Size: 48 x 24
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Contact Lucy Ghelfi



Phone: (408) 666-9373

2019  Showings

wheelchair accessible

May 18 - 19 , Site: 186
Alameda Art Works

1068 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126-3183


About Lucy Ghelfi

The influences in the current body of work come from the ground to the sky. Subconsciously drawn to the organic, artist Lucy Ghelfi has created a symphony of elements: Air, Water, Fire, Earth. These contrasting elements reflect across the room. The viewer is invited to embrace uncertainty as the artist did. No matter the size, each empty canvas first brought a feeling of vertigo. Choosing the elements came first in the decision of which materials to use. Once the texture is created, paint was used to explore this new terrain. At the heart of the search was the impulse to find the piece's focal point. Layers of color finally found their complement and brought a feeling of joy and satisfaction. There is something each painting wants to become, something that cannot be imposed. What she loves about abstract paintings is that she doesn't know how the piece will develop. Every blank canvas begins with the same meditation on texture, color, depth and direction. And so, she listens. It is an expansive process. Every moment holds infinite possibility. Every choice invites the next. There is a fluidity to her process, an intuitive sense that directs her hand to lead the way. Though she is the creator of each piece, she is also its audience, mesmerized by its unfolding. The space that is created is not only for her, it is for each viewer. Every artwork holds up a mirror so that inner reflection can take place. Whatever unique thought emerges, that is what that piece was for.