SouthHouse Studio: the art and writing of...Artist directory :: SouthHouse Studio: the art and writing of Barbara Rizza...
Capturing the beauty of the extrodinary and the everyday in art and literature. Painting, printmaking, poetry. Writing about the arts and travel.
Philosophy/Statement : "The diverse cultures of the world have always been my inspiration. I believe it is important to know our world—the whole world— and the people in it. By experiencing other places and customs, we put our own life into context and gain a deeper appreciation of all lives. I believe travel makes history and art, literature and architecture real. It helps us see the beauty of everyday life everywhere. As we appreciate cultural differences, we also learn that basically all people, everywhere are the same."
Education/Experience : Barbara earned a graduate degree in Art History from Harvard University, where she was awarded the Crite Prize in the Humanities for her research thesis on the American artist/illustrator Frank Vincent du Mond....
| ||Lino-cuts and Woodblock print (All art work is shipped matted with no frame. Sizes are approximate. S/H extra.)|
| ||Carborundum Mezzotints with Haikus |
12 Drummers Drumming, 11 Pipers Piping, 10 Lords a Leaping, 9 Ladies Dancing, 8 Maids a Quilting, 7 Looms a Weaving, 6 Strings a Playing, 5 "Olden" Rings, 4 Calling Songs, 3 Friends Fans, 2 Tango Loves and a Patch to Repair our Pottery (Kintsugi).
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| ||The Freewheelin' series was on display in the Executive Lounge, Main Terminal, PTI Airport, Greensboro,NC. 2018-20 Part of the series was also exhibited at Alamance Art Center, Yadkin Art Center and Artworks Gallery, Winston-Salem.
(All square 20x20" Freewheelin' art works are shipped with no frame.|
| ||(All art work is shipped with no frame. Sizes are approximate.) Works on paper: Asian brush paintings, drawings, sketches , pen &ink I am thrilled and honored to have one of my brush paintings chosen for the Arts Council's ArtPop award. The painting "Peony" appeared on a billboard in in Davidson, Davie, Surry, Yadkin, Forsyth or Stokes counties, NC durimg 2017-18.|
| ||* Indicates art available for shipping. All paintings are shipped unframed. Collector (buyer) pays packing/shipping costs. Contact me about other works if interested. All paintings are oil unless otherwise identified.|
| ||* Indicates art available for shipping. All paintings are shipped unframed. Collector (buyer) pays packing/shipping costs. Contact me about other works if interested. |
BlogTang Dynasty DancerCountry/People: Chinese (Tang dynasty)
Dance: Palace White Linen Dance
Border Porcelain ceramic pattern, T’ao Ti’eh corners
"8 Maids a Quilting" Cook Islands Tivaevae
Country: the Cook Islands (New Zealand)
Quilts Name or Style: Tivaevae
Border: Tivaevae quilt sample
Copper sulphate and salt etching
"6 Strings a Playing" Russian Balalaika
People/Country Russia (traditional folk dress; sarafan)
Dry point etching
Corners: St. Basil’s Cathedral domes
"12 Drummers Drumming" Saami
Country/People: Saami (or Sami) people of Norway and northern Finland and Russia . . . . . (Lapland)
Drum: ancient-style runebomme (rune drum)
Border: Traditional patterns found on Saami clothing
"6 Strings a Playing" Guitarrón Mexicano
Instrument: Guitarrón Mexicano
Border: Talavera Pottery
Corners: Maya huipiles pattern (Guatemala/ Mexico )