Hide Out, 2019, Plastic drop cloths, party streamers, collage, hot glue, acrylic on canvas, 14 x 11 x 1 inches
In my artwork I create environments and scenarios that can seem absurd, nonsensical but are always embedded with dark humor. I seek ways to personify and anthropomorphize creatures of the sea and land. Inspired by surrealism, animals and humans are juxtaposed with the world of the sea, creating a mystical world within a composition or piece of work. I love animals. I want to become part of their world and them a part of ours. The artwork is playful, whimsical and titters between realities and makes humans aware of non-human life forms.
About the artist:
Virginia Warwick was born in 1982 and grew up in Frederick, Maryland. Growing up, her best friends were her pets, and this no doubt has fueled inspiration for her artwork. After graduating from University of Maryland, College Park, she decided to refine her practice by attending Rinehart School of Sculpture at MICA. Her work has been show at such places as the Arlington Arts Center, ConnerSmith, Edison Place Gallery, Hood College, Goucher College. City Arts Gallery, Creative Alliance, Current Gallery, and Visarts at Rockville. Currently, she lives in Frederick, creates art and is an active teaching instructor.VisArts 2021 Faculty & Student Show
Landscape, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, chicken wire, party streamers, plastic drop cloth, hot glue, 24 x 36 x 2 inches
Nature’s Funeral, 2019, Oil on canvas, drop cloth plastic, party streamers, 60 x 24 x 3.5 inches
Entangled, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, plastic drop cloth, party streamers, zip ties, 42 x 20 x 6 inches