welcoming 2014 with a bit of retrospection.
This little painting is done in the style of my teacher Sister Corita Kent. Despite the fact that she was a nun she was extremely well connected to the art community. Her friends included John Cage and Ray Eames. The order and school were called Immaculate Heart. Corita use the heart motif in many of her designs. New York designer Milton Glaser shamelessly knocked her off for the 1970’s vintage campaign for New York. See: I “heart” NY..
Corita became famous for the serigraphy… A multi-screen print making process. In the early sixties the Catholic Church included many pacifists notably the Berrigan Brothers and Thomas Merton. At some point, the Church saw fit to muffle those voices, however, some artist adapted the simple and forward style of Corita and produced the “flower power” icon bearing the message: War is not healthy for children or other living things.
Many peace-niks were touched, moved and inspired by Corita and to this day, her creativity is a model for me..
From her home in Central America this Dragoness wishes all of you a joyous and productive 2014.