portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

Artist Sya Warfield celebrates woman empowerment by means of mixed media portraits of trail-blazing women. To see additional of her portfolio, take a look at her site.

 

portrait of Badiaa Masabni by Sya Warfield

“Badiaa Masabni” combined mdia on upcycled wooden panel, 23.5″ x 35″ x 1″

 

I was born in upstate New York and named soon after my mom’s most effective friend escalating up. At 22, I obtained a baby blue VW bus in Zion, Utah and traveled all over the US. For many a long time, I established down roots in Boulder, Colorado diving deep into African dance. My move to California three years later led me to capoeira, acquiring a each day apply for nearly 10 years. A powerful motivation to are living close to water has stored me in coastal cities on the west coast—San Diego, San Francisco, and now Los Angeles.

 

portrait of a Japanese woman by Sya Warfield

“Japan” blended media on upcycled wood panel, 12″ x 12″

 

Affected by the Japanese thought of wabi-sabi (侘寂), this philosophy centers around imperfection and impermanence. My operate celebrates boundless narratives from a feminine perspective.

 

portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

“Gold” combined media on upcycled wooden panel, 20″ x 24″ x 1.5″

 

I build a visual language with my artwork exercise which reveals imagined tales. Upcycling, and honoring a blended media method, results in evocative juxtapositions of color, art and storytelling.

 

portrait of Anna Pavlova by Sya Warfield

“Anna Pavlova Gold” combined media on upcycled wooden panel, 36″ x 36″ x 1″

 

Taking inspiration from Robert Rauschenberg’s system of combining all set-built texts and pictures, this modern tactic to mixed media illustrates a classical narrative.

 

portrait of Isodora Duncan by Sya Warfield

“Isodora Duncan” combined media on upcycled wood panel, 24″ x 28″ x 175″

 

I shift involving several mediums such as movie, road art and operating in my studio developing wall artwork.

 

portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

“1969” combined media on upcycled wood panel, 12″ x 12″

 

My studio get the job done requires reconstructing and deconstructing supplies making use of a variety of resources and procedures consisting of tearing, shredding, gluing and sanding. Components include things like paper, water-dependent pigment ink, paint markers, metallic leaf, acrylic paint, spray paint and oil pastels, all mounted on reclaimed wooden panels of many dimensions.

 

portrait of Carmen Amaya by Sya Warfield

“Carmen Amaya” combined media on upcycled wooden panel, 23.5″ x 35″ x 1.75″

 

My road art integrates figurative features, nuanced colour and style to create a visual vibration that echoes existence, in just self-assured, strong compositions. I use a form of compositional collage, which delivers archive pictures into the ultimate operates via using pulp transfers, followed by paint to produce levels of color, texture, additional imagery and styles.

 

portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

“Lou” combined media on upcycled wooden panel, 20″ x 24″ x 1.5″

 

The ensuing is effective, often that includes portraits of strong gals, are evocative and affirmative, indicating comprehensive possibilities alternatively than fixed thoughts of illustration. I intention to make one of a kind portraits suspended deep within the surface of wooden panels, embodying a painterly and otherworldly esthetic.

 

portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

“Jasmyne” mixed media on upcycled wooden panel, 12″ x 12″

 

My modern collection titled Women of all ages are Heroes is a collection of 20 paintings which I commenced in August of 2020. Consisting of an artillery of (s)heroes celebrating female empowerment, this collection examines the radiance of circulation point out as a way to continue to be centered in a chaotic and unjust planet.

 

portrait of Three Geishas by Sya Warfield

“Three Geishas” mixed media on upcycled wooden panel, 30″ x 40.25″ x 1.75″

 

This assortment tells the story of feminine trailblazers these as Frida Kahlo, Malala Yousafzai, Isodora Duncan, Anna Pavlova, Carmen Amaya, Badiaa Masabni, and the 3 young geishas alongside with so numerous some others. With this collection, I purpose to protect legacies of powerful ladies.

 

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