Trapped in Another Dimension with Audrey Hepburn by A. Mor.

Audrey Hepburn mixed media painting.  On display at Wakeupstar in Wynwood, Miami, Florida

Audrey Hepburn mixed media painting. On display at Wakeupstar in Wynwood, Miami, Florida

Presenting a new painting from the “Cube” series by A. Mor.

“Trapped in Another Dimension with Audrey Hepburn”, which has already been viewed at RAW Artist’s sponsored event Kaleidoscope at LMNT gallery, will now be living under WakeUpStar Studio’s roof.

This will be our 2nd stop in Miami’s Art District in 2 months! Our first showing was only a one-night showcase, and now it’s time to spread across the map. It will be living at this wonderful upbeat young gallery from July 28th through September 7th 2013.

Come join the vibe at MIami’s Wynwood gallery, WakeUpStar, for their new season kickoff. The party is all day Sunday, July 28th, from 11am – 11pm.

#WakeUpWynwood Event
WAKEUPSTAR* STUDIO
120 NW 25TH ST
MIAMI, FL 33127
July 28 – 29

For "Portals" exhibit.

For “Portals” exhibit.

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Kaleidoscope Night at LMNT Gallery in Wynwood Miami

If the evening of events at LMNT Gallery located in Wynwood in Miami’s Design District could be summed up in one word- it would be Spectacular!

Property of A. Mor. 2013

Property of A. Mor. 2013

A night saturated in creative spirit that could not be contained nor confined to within the walls of the LMNT gallery roared on June 28th, 2013 in that little part of town.  Live bodies walking around the venue covered in art were even seen, in this mass conjunction of creative talent. 

Throughout the entire night, we made friends and attended to our guests in a dizzying fashion that could not be properly reminisced until days after the artistic toxicity was slowly oozed out the pores of the body.  It was a meet and greet, a mixer, a concert event, an exhibition of talent,  and a debauchery all blended together- which made for an excellent collaborative breeding ground.

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The paintings of Iconic Women and from the Cube Series were triumphantly displayed on the walls high up in the air, towering over the crowd and proudly spot-lighted, adorning the air,  and captured from every angle of the room.  People were overheard commenting about the art in most interesting ways, from describing the emotions they felt to interpreting their own perspectives of what they thought the paintings meant.

Artist A. Mor. explaining the artwork.

Artist A. Mor. explaining the artwork.

I had my share of explaining through what seemed to be endless conversations, to the point that my neck muscles were exhausted.  No spectator, who was interested in finding the true meaning behind the paintings, was neglected of a well-rounded verse, as I shared the entire creative process with each and every one of them.

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The night was topped off with a fashion show that created a stir in the night, with it’s provocative designers and models stomping across the runway in their garments, or lack thereof.  Each and every minute was sustained with the intent to quench the inquisitive thirst of every person who dared to ask about the art.

RAW Artist Fashion Show

At the end of the night, we ended up selling some art, making new friends and partners, and setting the stage for out next venture in the Art Movement happening right now in Miami.  The district has already had it’s fill of great artists and venues and the attention is receding, but what seems to be the peak of the district is only the high tide water mark of the precious wave- as a new wave of artists emerge in swells, ready to hit that mark again, and we are riding that wave all the way.

For more information on how you can help and support the art movement, please visit our campaign on IndieGoGo at:

http://igg.me/at/amorcampaign/x/3244117

“Billie Dearest”

Copyright 2012-2012 A.S.M. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 2012-2012 A.S.M. All Rights Reserved.

“Billie Dearest”

Painting in the same style as the one called “The Crossings”.  Here we see the huge Hollywood motion pictures icon, Joan Crawford, star of MGM from the 20’s and onward, and later signed on with Warner Bros.  She became a symbol of modern 1920s-style femininity, an idealized vision of the free-spirited, all-American girl.

We capture a moment in the life of a woman who’s path took many different turns, from Hollywood gold to “box office poison”.  In her prime, she is seen in the limelight as a powerful and gorgeous figure of grace and style while shrouded in real life by tragic marriages and tell-all books of accusations of physical and emotional abuse, written by one of her adopted children titled “Mommie Dearest”.

Again we see the intersecting lines representing the crossroads in life and the journey ones take, the daring and fearless embracing as one steps into the unknown, and the chaos around it.  The figures in the painting remain serene and in their “own world” regardless of the surroundings, filling us with the impression of calmness and collective temperament.

“Billie Dearest” is given from the reference to the end of Joan Crawford’s life reputation, from the book her adopted child wrote, and from the beginning of her life, as she preferred the nickname “Billie” as a child and she loved watching vaudeville acts performed on the stage of her stepfather’s theater.  Thereby, this title is one chosen as a fair label which covers her lifespan, neither bias nor unbiased to her reputation’s ups and downs.

The painting measure 20″ X 16″ and was created in Acrylic, with a varnish gloss seal, not framed.

“The Crossings” – Cube Series

"The Crossings"

Silent film starlets adorn this piece with a splash of chaos and sparkle.  We see the theory of “nets”,  which is explained in the post of the Cube Series’ original concept sketch, represented by the crossword puzzle.  The expression on the top image of the woman is one of fear and worry, an emotion of crossing into the unknown with caution and suspicion.  While at the bottom of the painting we see a rested and conformed image of a woman in a more relaxed pose; one of confidence and settlement after crossing over chaos and the unknown.

Media is 29″ X19.5″,  mostly acrylic with some varnish, and is already framed in a dark walnut brown with a 3″ thick border.

Cube Series – Symbols, Meanings, and Exploration

All Rights Reserved 2012-2013

All Rights Reserved 2012-2013

Cube series is an exploration into the hidden symbols found within the geometric lines of shapes.  Over-lapping circles in a uniform line reveal worldly-recognized symbols by connecting intersecting points.  The most commonly recognized stem from religion and mathematics such as geometry.  Some examples include triangles,  The Five Point Star (a.k.a. ‘star of David’), a cross or “X”, masonic symbol, diamonds, three-dimensional pyramids, smaller symmetric circles, and more, but most interesting to myself- the Hexagon.

On Symbols:

In alchemy, the two triangles represent the reconciliation of the opposites of fire and water. Non-Jewish Kabbalah (also called Christian or Hermetic Kabbalah) interprets[citation needed] the hexagram to mean the divine union of male and female energy, where the male is represented by the upper triangle and the female by the lower one. Moreover, it derives four triangular symbols from it (two triangles crossed like a capital letter A and two uncrossed) to represent the four elements: water, fire, air, and earth. This use of the symbol was used as an important plot point in Dan Brown’s popular novel The Da Vinci Code and the Da Vinci Code film cites this as the origin of the star.

“The interlacing triangles or deltas symbolize the union of the two principles or forces, the active and passive, male and female, pervading the universe … The two triangles, one white and the other black, interlacing, typify the mingling of apparent opposites in nature, darkness and light, error and truth, ignorance and wisdom, evil and good, throughout human life.” – Albert G. Mackey

The Hexagon itself is fascinatingly complex.  What does it mean when you connect points and other shapes are manifested?  Are there hidden secrets to the universe, too far from our own comprehension,  living inside these images- a code of some sort?  From Greek mythology to civilized universal mathematics, unique symbols appear and live within these shapes.

Split the Hexagon down the middle by connecting opposing corners, and we now see a three-dimensional cube from an angle.  Continue to explore different connections, and we have a cube from all fathomable angles.  A cube itself, when unfolded, reveals many different combinations, depending on what edge you split from, much like a crossword puzzle, which I sometimes include in my pieces.  These are called nets.
A cube has eleven nets that is, there are eleven ways to flatten a hollow cube by cutting seven edges.

In geometry the net of a polyhedron is an arrangement of edge-joined polygons in the plane which can be folded (along edges) to become the faces of the polyhedron. Polyhedral nets are a useful aid to the study of polyhedra and solid geometry in general, as they allow for models of polyhedra to be constructed from material such as thin cardboard.

As you can see, the art itself is interesting, but what is under the surface holds a greater meaning and purpose, which is where the idea for the name of my next show is “Portals”.