Category Archives: General art discussion and philosophy

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Blue Moon Fire Spiral (The Fire Snake)

Tweet Blue Moon Fire Spiral (The Fire Snake), watercolor pencil on distressed paper with burned edges, 17″ x 13 1/8″ ©2018 Amy Funderburk, All Rights Reserved. First work in The Meditative Labyrinth Elemental Suite Blue […]

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Here There Be Dragons: Utilizing Pareidolia in My Art Process

Tweet What do you see in the clouds above? I see a giant moose. Or someone with a tiny head, sitting back on his heels while flexing his muscles. And a pyramid in the distance. […]

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New Work: How Does an Artist Know When a Piece is Finished?

Tweet Blue Moon Fire Spiral. A question that artists hear a lot is, “How do you know when you are finished with a piece?” My college painting professor had the best answer: “When he or […]

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How To Paint Like a Woman…

Tweet …(or Sculpt, or Photograph, or Perform, or….)   Have you seen The Object, that iconic surrealist sculpture in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York? This fur-covered cup, saucer, and […]

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That Time When Someone Told Me That I Paint Like a Man

Tweet During the reception for the 2013 exhibition in which I debuted the painting above, South Tawton Ceiling Boss: The Green Man (Simhasana — Lion’s Breath), I caught the eye of a visitor. She repeatedly […]

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Liberty Leading the People: Art Reflects History

Tweet As the world watched, there certainly seemed to be no room for a grey area reaction to this November?s US presidential election. It is no secret that this nation finds itself tremendously polarized, resulting […]

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The Skies Have It

Tweet On October 2nd, we were very fortunate to attend a lecture by renowned surreal photographer Jerry Uelsmann at the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham, NC.1?Uelsmann delivered an insightful, sincere talk. His lecture was […]

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Complementary, My Dear Watson!

Tweet In this Still Life, what colors do you see? If you aren?t familiar with the Color Wheel, in essence, it is a system of organizing the colors of the rainbow by placing them in […]

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Art Requires Courage

Tweet My painting professor once called me fearless. I have since come to realize that this is the highest complement I have ever been paid as an artist. “I’m frightened all the time. But I […]

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Art’s Purpose

Tweet ?The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.? ? Aristotle I often engage in fruitful philosophical discussions about art with my sister, poet Julie Funderburk. […]

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