Friday, February 17, 2012

Maui Open Studios 2012: Painter Taryn Alessandro

Maui artist Taryn Alessandro working on a painting,
with aluminum foil strips.

I really enjoyed meeting painter Taryn Alessandro, who is classically trained, but uses alternative materials in her work. She recycles every day items, like soda can tabs, strips of aluminum foil, mesh, corrugated cardboard, torn pieces of paper, and other random paraphernalia and incorporates them into her paintings. She also uses sand to create texture. Then she uses a resin, which hardens the surface and seals any loose items. Taryn's work is refreshing and provocative. 

Street sign for Maui Open Studios.

Wall of beach scenes.
Figure painting includes aluminum can tabs in the background. 


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