Abstract artworks typically rely on conveying the imagination of the artist and an impressionist work shows a unique perspective on objects or ideas. Combining the two has opened new doors of exploration and connection with new materials, people, ideas, and emotions.
Brushstrokes have taken on a new meaning as brushes consist of a number of everyday objects used to achieve new patterns and textures. Layers of color, light, darkness are combined and removed to build and reveal a story. This piece, Source of Love was created for the Treasured Vessels Foundation and their Meet the Artist fundraiser.
Experiencing emotion is a complicated venture especially for one who is most comfortable empathizing through others. Works created recently explore and lean into the feelings of discomfort that we as a society aim to eliminate. It brings to mind questions of comfort, comfort zones, and confronting those norms.
Anger for example is one emotion many try to suppress rather than dig into. The different messages around anger discourage it in general for some and do not address it at all for others. It nonetheless exists in abundance and much of it is understandable. Anger can be a source of great energy when observed, identified, accepted, understood and released in healthy expression.
Krystal Skinner is a female abstract expressionist artist exploring emotion, discomfort, and society through her work. Observing self and the urge to pour out energy has helped to identify the path of this abstract painter. The confidence in the vision of the path leading toward understanding is astounding, so she follows in faith that insight comes. This insight is meant to be shared; through the revelations that come with the impressions left on empty canvas.
She is connecting to that inner anger and channeling it through Meet The Artist and Treasured Vessels Foundation to raise funds devoted to providing a long-term safe place for healing and growth to individuals impacted by trauma from exploitation in sex trafficking.
“Children Can Be Sexually Exploited In Different Ways: Prostitution, Pornography, And/or Erotic Entertainment. Buyers Creates Demand And Floods The Market With Money. Pimps/traffickers Supplies The Demand And Exploits Victims: Men, Women, And Children. They Are Raped For Profit And Sold As A Commodity” - TVF - Facts
Meet The Artist will be hosted every Thursday (5:30pm-7pm), through July 8, 2021. You can choose from one of the three locations listed below to attend. Wine, cheese & crackers, and dessert provided. Three talented artists are donating artwork at each Co-Sponsor location listed below.
The public can bid on donated artwork at each of these seven fun Free events leading up to the Art Auction Cocktail Gala. Final bidding on the donated artwork on July 15 Donated art and Forty percent (40%) of additional artwork sales will benefit the Treasured Vessels Foundation. Other monetary donations for Treasured Vessels are also very much appreciated.
Javeri Jewelers Inc.
4851 Legacy Drive
Frisco, TX 75034
Jaguar Land Rover Frisco
5935 Preston Road
Frisco, TX 75034
Ann Anderson - Farmers Insurance Frisco
6500 Preston Rd
Frisco, TX 75034
There will also be “additional artwork” for sale at these events and originals through this website: www.emptycanvascreations.com. Through July 8th, when the code TVF40 is included with purchase, forty percent (40%) of additional artwork sales will benefit the Treasured Vessels Foundation.