New Featured Local Artist: Olinka Broadfoot
We are pleased to announce our new artist’s work is currently on display at SWEC! Olinka Broadfoot, local sculptor and painter, has given us a variety of different mediums to showcase- brick, paint, terra-cotta, and mixed media visual art on wood.
Her masterful mixed media relief paintings showcase her sculptural ability and confidence in working with physical forms. It is amazing to see the graceful transitions she makes between her terra-cotta and brick work and her paintings.
Olinka’s art will be showcased at South Waterfront Eye Care for the next two months. Stop by anytime to take a look!
A statement from Olinka:
My work is varied because life is varied and I create from at least three different cultural backgrounds. I work in a wide range of mediums, reflecting the language of whatever medium happens to be on hand. I enjoy the challenge. One medium releases the energy for the other.
I would like the viewer to see what I see. I want that “YES” moment.
The materials used, the process of creation, the artist behind the piece and the location where the work is made all contribute toward the actualization of any given work of art. I enjoy seeing how far I can push any given medium and I enjoy being forced to create within the material’s parameters.
I know a piece is good when I am no longer aware of myself while creating it.
I feel very, very lucky. I have been given the opportunity to work without any outside pressure, to create whatever/whenever I needed/wanted to, without having to worry about rent, materials and studio costs. This is not something that most artists get to do and I doubt my work would be “mine” had it not been for that.
Click here to contact Olinka or see more of her work.