Laurie Maves: Salt Life

April 5, 2019
April 5, 2019
SPAACES Art Gallery
2087 Princeton Street
Sarasota, FL 34237
Laurie Maves: Salt Life
Laurie Maves: Salt Life
Salt in its natural form is a crystalline mineral, essential for life in general. We are made of salt, we preserve with salt, wars have been fought over salt. We avoid pouring salt in our wounds, we throw it over our shoulder for good luck, while it still inevitably runs within our tears. When you get to be a certain age in this life, it seems you can allow yourself to cut through the bullshit and get to what is real and true. I’m finally at a point in my life where I feel my artworks reflect as much. These paintings honor and inspire a life chosen to live in south Florida that feels real and true – I’m living it now. I’m living the “Salt Life” with all the previous considerations about what salt is to a human, a community, and a culture. I see the “Salt Life” as what is essential for my own life, what I’m made of, how I’m no longer at war with myself, and how in all of my tears, I ache to preserve what I have at this moment, knowing all moments are fleeting. This “Salt Life” means an authentic representation of intuitively made paintings and mixed media works reflective of life change, life choice, and the appreciation of a mindful, open-hearted existence that embraces ridding of the unnecessary and honoring the authenticity of me.
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