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Stacey Sullivan de Maldonado - Artist Statement
Through exploring my skeleton within, I have found what propels me to paint.
Schooled in Illustration and Fine Art, my mediums, acrylic paint applied to hand-worked tin, emphasizes artistic characterization, a story, and a quest for meaning. My most prominently used subject matter, being the skull or the skeleton, symbolizes life eternal; a reminder to live life to it’s fullest in the present moment. My bold line work grounds the use of heavy symbolism, while the rhythmic placement of shape and contrast gives my painting a sense of movement, personality, and a quality suggesting life beyond reality, engaging the viewer to step through its portal into a timeless, limitless world.
The vivid color within my paintings has been inspired by living in the enchanted city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the fantastic light, historical charm, and unique creative style it offers is like no where else in the world. My application of paint to hand-worked tin surfaces, which also becomes the paintings’ outer frames, each created by my husband John Maldonado, expresses my connection to New Mexico culture; a culture that honors tradition, while also embracing the new. My second main influence comes from my travels through South America and our neighboring Mexico, wherein I’ve been exposed to ‘Dia de los Muertos’ or ‘Day of the Dead’, a celebration honoring life in all its stages. Each pilgrimage through these colorful, yet simpler life settings, blesses me with a furthering of my artistic vision: a discovery of the skeleton – who we really are underneath it all.
Each painting allows one more skeleton to rise to the surface…
And so I continue to paint, inspired by life and compelled by death.
Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead "Los Muertos" art is all inspired by the beautiful celebration of "Dia de Los Muertos'" or "Day of the Dead". The artwork represents and speaks from the same places of beauty and power that this holiday was built from. "Los Muertos" art is meant to show life and death as one eternal entity. You cannot have one without the other. In understanding death, as a part of life, you can embrace and accept it rather than fear it. It also encompasses the belief that our souls are eternal, and that each new birth or death is simply another stage in our soul journey. The symbol of the skeleton or skull is used to signify death and rebirth. Instead of fearing death, through these symbols it is celebrated, embraced and considered to be a "moving-on" to a higher level of consciousness.