art

About Creativity

About Creativity

I am thrilled when I see art work that speaks of the authentic voice of an artist. Two artists, Stephanie Tamez and Virginia Elwood, are both showing at Ricco Maresca Gallery. Stephanie and Virginia are tattoo artists and although it would seem that this show is totally about tattoos, both Stephanie and Virginia transcend this […] See the full post →

alicegarik Is Now on Instagram

alicegarik Is Now on Instagram

I have just started posting photos of artwork details on Instagram. Details work best because the format is small. Here are some of the art details I have posted so far. See the full post →

More Portraits That Will Be Art

More Portraits That Will Be Art

Here are a few portraits that I have already been transforming into art works using palladium and combining the negatives with negatives from nature. These are wonderful tattoos — an eagle, a tiger — amazing art already. See the full post →

Portraits That Move into Art

Portraits That Move into Art

I have been very busy this summer photographing people for my tattoo art project. I always start with photographing portraits before I expand into the art work and combine the portraits with natural subjects. I explained this in a recent post “Developing an Art Series” Here are a few recent portraits. See the full post →

Developing an Art Series

Developing an Art Series

I am now immersed in an art series where I photograph people with tattoos and transform the photos by enlarging my negatives and printing with palladium. I combine different negatives to achieve the whole and often introduce natural forms into the prints. I do this to expand the narrative to include nature and speak of […] See the full post →

Photographing Children As They Grow Up

Photographing Children As They Grow Up

I recently saw two exhibitions which brought home to me the qualities that children possess as they transition between childhood and adulthood. Children absorb all that is around them from their families to the world at large. The wood sculptures of Gerhard Demetz at Jack Shainman Gallery show the gravity of this awareness. Also at […] See the full post →

Art with Women's Narratives

Art with Women’s Narratives

I love to tell stories both for clients, who commission my services, and in my art work. Recently I have seen two art exhibitions that express the experiences of women. One, which recently closed at Gagosian, is the jewelry-sculpture of Victoire de Castellane. Another exhibit, current at this time, is at the 303 Gallery. It […] See the full post →

My Approach & Process

My Approach & Process

I am working on a page for my website to explain in detail my approach and process. Here I am explaining one of the ways I work with my clients to tell their stories. I will illustrate this post with photographs printed with palladium and silver gelatin paper. I wrote this as I was thinking […] See the full post →

Portrait Series

Portrait Series

This is a series of portraits done during a photo session focused on tattoos. As an art project, I have abstracted from my portraits to highlight the tattoos. I have placed this project on Lens Culture, an online magazine for contemporary art and photography. See the full post →

Photographs of Swans

Photographs of Swans

Swans are an inspiration for my art. I have been following the news about mute swans in New York state. I am grateful for the uproar that has changed the mind of the Department of Conservation to NOT kill these beautiful birds. There doesn’t seem to be proof that swans damage the environment. One official […] See the full post →