The strongest most powerful city lost its energy, everything shut down and so many lives were lost. It was only the beginning of quarantine when I painted “Plague Over My City”, and looking back, not comprehending the true impact it was going to make. New York City is close to my heart, having been born and raised there for so much of my life. While NYC isn’t my “home” anymore, I still spend summers hopping around the city visiting exhibitions in some of the best galleries and museums in the world. dfg
How can this happen? Really, a contagious respiratory illness could take down the world and my amazing city? When I saw how desolate the city was becoming, all I could see was a darkness that had fallen over it. The raven, in this painting, is representative of the plague or darkness that hovered over this once powerful city. For me, the raven has always represented death, despair and evil. The evil that this virus has done around the world is mind blowing, and the despair that we are all feeling while the death toll continues to grow every day, seemed to make the raven a fitting representation of the darkness over the city.
And to the scariest part, it’s not over.
A portion of proceeds for “Plague Over My City” will be donated to the Food Bank For New York City. For more information about Kristy Lee Art, please visit www.kristyleeart.com.
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Guest Artist Bio
My practice as an artist is constantly evolving, exploring the complexity of my mind to create. I am inspired by all that is around me, good and bad, happiness and sadness, my art is full of shapes and colors, and conveys beauty and emotion to the observer.
I enjoy challenging reality a bit. Women are a large part of my practice and inspiration, represented as strong and powerful, transmitting all the force of nature that we contain within ourselves.
Being free from specific styles, my art changes day after day and I challenge myself in new directions, making my work unique. Art means freedom to create without boundaries and end with a product of its own, original and different, that nourished my soul.
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