Recently, I visited the studio of Savannah artist Christina Edwards. Edwards will be donating proceeds of the sales of her art in an event titled Art in Action raising funds and awareness for the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire.
Born in Germany and moving to Savannah at a young age Edwards recalls the significance of the snow of Germany a drastic contrast to the warmth of Georgia. Though Edwards speaks fondly of her experiences, ambivalence to location is evident in the images referenced on the wall of the studio. These images contain rusted car hoods, peeling paint, concrete, textured imagery that translates into the layers of Edwards work. Edwards focus is on color, resultant texture, and composition.
Edwards also creates small paintings. These images, made by using the encaustic process, are linear paintings that capture cherished subject matter, such as birds, fruit, or flowers. Much like images held hostage in the recesses of our minds. In the small works Edwards continues with the dripped colors, sharing qualities of the Plexiglas used in Edwards larger works. The high quality of framing brings to mind the object of each small image.
By choosing to donate to the Rape Crisis Center, Edwards will be helping raise funds for a center that offers services to women who have experienced rape and or residuals of the crisis. Of the works sold by Christina Edwards from the Kobo Gallery on Saturday, September 11, 100 % will be donated to the center.
oil on canvas, 24 inches x 47 inches
Winner’s choice raffle online event 3 tickets for 20.00
Auction tickets are available:
Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire
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