Lydia C. Burris chooses figures and landscapes for her paintings in acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, oil and ink. She also does sculptures, digital photography and murals, but at present tends to focus on her passion for the traditional media.
Her subject matter, however, is definitely non-traditional. Many of her paintings are laced with what she herself labels a “horrific” quality. This, of course, is intentional. Lydia is exploring a fascination for both the beautiful and the repulsive, and especially the high energy their juxtaposition creates.
In her portfolio you will find, for example, intricate drawings that feature gothic or horrific themes such as snakes and gargoyle, pictures that elicit at first a repellent reaction, then one that makes the viewer want to get closer. The overall effect can be quite beautiful, and the method works well to engage the viewer.
Much of her work is devoted to pure fantasy, but even in the pieces that escape the horrific, there is an element of disruptive unease. Lydia Burris is a contemporary free thinker in Indianapolis, Indiana who expresses that deeply in her artwork.
Lydia has accomplished many private commissions, such as illustrations for books, CD covers and magazines, paintings, drawings and portraits. She has shown her work in many Indiana and UK venues since 2002.
Apart from painting, she also models and collaborates with other artists. Her modeling career is limited to artistic and unusual pieces featuring the unexpected. Overall, Lydia has created a solid niche for herself in Indianapolis art.
Phone: (317) 257-2749
Visit her website: http://www.breakthrough.ravensfeather.com/opening.html
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