Viesia Novosielski

Botanical Bathtub
still-life collages

Media: Collage

Vernon Street Studios
6 Vernon Street 6A

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Artist Statement

These Still Life collages explore interior/exterior/meditative space, and celebrate food and drink. Some are layered with photographs I took of flowers, gardens and statues. Others are encrusted with pastels. Some were created as an act of contemplation.
I assembled these collages mostly in 2014 and 2015 when I was dealing with health concerns, and was forced to leave my long-term Somerville apartment because of significant rent increases.
I like to cook and bake, and love the beauty of well-presented food. And my bad gut health affected what I could eat. Making these collages nourished and sustained me as I rose to the challenge of finding affordable housing and improving my health.