[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ class=”cs-ta-center” style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left” style=”max-width:700px;margin:0 auto;”]Residencies have moved my career enormously in my life. Having the time to travel abroad, especially to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, where I was was allowed the opportunity to work in a studio within the castle itself, inspired me & gave me permission to pursue beauty. When I think about the the magnificent imagery that was able to emerge during periods of such conflict in that region, it reminds me more than ever now how important beauty is during these precarious times.
My work references flowers, vines, trees, seed pods, and other vegetative motifs I find in the world around me, as well as in antique floral prints, wall paper, tiles, tapestries, and jewelry design. The finished works are both painterly and sculptural, minimalist and maximalist, serene and dramatic, with undertones of danger and seduction. In our increasingly detached digital age, I aim to bring viewers back into touch with the opulent physicality of art, and to remind them of the beauty within themselves. [/cs_text][x_button size=”global” block=”false” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”http://eugeniapardue.com//blog/” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””]Back to Blog[/x_button][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]