RECENTLY I WAS INSPIRED TO PICTORIALLY CAPTURE AND DOCUMENT AS MANY OF THE NEW YORK URBAN DECAY ELEMENTS BEFORE THEY ARE LOST FOREVER.
NOW I hAVE CALLED UPON MY FINE ARTS, TEXTILE, INTERIOR DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY background to focus ON MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE. THE SUBJECT MATTER IS OFTEN IMAGES FROM OLD MAGAZINES, adVERTISING and photos COMBINED WITH PAINT, PAPERs, APPLIED TEXTURES AND WORDS. SOME OF MY THEMES INCLUDE WAR, BLACK LIVES matter, WOMEN, glamour, children AND COLORS AND SHAPES.
I am a graduate of New York University with a degree in Studio Art. My career as a textile designer included numerous converters and manufacturers in both the fashion and home furnishings industries. I studied Interior Design at The Parson’s School of Design and in Paris at the Museum of Decorative Arts, where the focus was French architecture and furniture.
Some of my photography will undoubtedly outlast the subjects themselves. I hope you enjoy the NEW IMAGES I HAVE CREATED and appreciate the visual messages these works portray.
Roseanne Spano Swider