Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Imelda Cajipe Endaya / Other Voice on Green

Imelda Cajipe Endaya
1. Forest in the Midst
mixed media on fabric & handmade paper
65 cm. x 52 cm.
2. Forest of the South
mixed media on fabric & handmade paper
65 cm. x 52 cm.
3. Forest of the East
mixed media on fabric & handmade paper
65 cm. x 55 cm.
Artist’s Statement
I use materials from the Southeast Asian culture that
nurtured me. I collage, stitch and paint on textiles and
handmade paper: at times I combine them with plastics
and photographs. I want my work to admonish on the use
of appropriate technology to halt the degradation
of our forests, air and water. Often poor countries would
cut their trees fast without replanting, then export them
as raw materials to industrialized countries. Developing
countries are made dumping ground of technological waste
from their richer neighbors; and much of the global
pollution that reach them are produced by the world’s
wealthiest nations.
My work is a voice from Asia-Pacific where traditional
art and craft used to be sourced from indigenous grasses
and trees. More and more these are displaced by the lure
of “development”, and replaced by modernization’s plastics
and synthetic products. Weavers and dyers have lost
work too because forests are no longer there.
Artist’s Bio Summary
b.1949 in Manila; lives and works in Newburgh, NY
Creating paintings, mixed media, prints, and installations from
womanly and homely materials, Endaya has consistently
tackled issues of cultural identity, peace, globalization,
displacement, and environment from a Filipina’s point of view.
Her work has made a strong presence in the contemporary
Asia-Pacific art world before she moved to live and work
in the USA in 2005.
For information on Imelda Cajipe Endaya, click on her web site
listed on this blog on the right, under "Other Voices on Green"
All 3 images © Imelda Cajipe Endaya

Friday, April 3, 2009

Gray Works / Other Voice on Green

For information on Gray Works Interpretive Furniture Design,
contact: Andrew Gray and Elizabeth Bryant at
A link to the web site is on this blog on the right
under "Other Voices on Green"
All 3 images © Gray Works

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Jane Dell / Other Voice on Green

Environmental Chaos Series
My inspiration is nature, which increasingly finds itselfin a losing
battle for survival. The balance that once existed between people
and the planet is being replaced by confusion and concerns about
the future. Things are spinning out of control.
Using the artistic tools I’ve developed over a lifetime my paintings
create tension and meaning through contrast. Seductive and
pleasant images are played off against images that are
unexpected and uncomfortable. Lyrical forms contrast with
geometric shapes. Lush, rich colors bump up against
monochromatic fields. The result is a whirlwind surface
in which shapes and forms race across the picture frame
and dart in and out in 3-dimensions providing a
visual equivalent of the disconnect between human beings
and the natural world.
Jane Dell was born in New York City and began her study of art
at the High School of Music and Art, Art Students League and
Pratt Institute. Many people have influenced her recent work,
but her painting/printmaking teacher from Pratt Institute,
Jack Sonnenberg, instilled a love and respect for art history
and the creative process that has remained with her to this day.
Her work has been selected for many group and solo shows in
New Jersey and New York, including City Without Walls
Gallery, Montclair State University Gallery, George Segal Gallery,
1978 Gallery in Maplewood, Kling Gallery in Montclair, New Jersey,
the Creative Center Gallery located at 147 West 26th St., NYC
and recently the White Space Gallery in New Haven, CN. She
has also sold works to private collectors and designers.
For information on Jane Dell, click on her web site
listed on this blog on the right, under "Other Voices on Green"
All 3 images © Jane Dell