Artist Lilianne Milgrom allows her subject to dictate the direction, medium and aesthetic of her artwork, leading her to use different techniques and styles. Enjoy more of her artwork by visiting her website.
“All Tied Up” Thrown and Altered Porcelain with Black Velvet Ribbon, 10″ x 5″ x 6″
The ability to process one’s life experiences through creative expression is a gift for which I am truly grateful. Having lived on three different continents, art has been my constant companion.
“Basic Needs” Mixed Media Installation of Toilet Stall with Mannequin Legs, 6′ x 6′ x 4′
Inspiration has come from the most unlikely places—from a desire to capture the simplicity of a still life grouping, to expressing my personal response to global crises.
“Daguerrotype” (Cyprus) Gouache on Board, 16″ x 10″
The direction and aesthetic of the work is invariably determined by the subject itself.
Graphic plate series – Wheel Thrown Stoneware with Stencil and Underglaze Illustration, 6″ in Diameter
A scene of a beautiful woman backlit by the Florentine sun demands to be painted in my photorealist style, whereas the debris and destruction of war requires the more tactile three-dimensionality of clay. I refuse to be constrained to one medium or another.
“Norma” (Arizona) Gouache on Board, 15″ x 10″
This versatile approach allows me to create according to the pressures and realities of the present moment.
“Encroach” (View of artist installing in situ at VCCA Residency) Paper Collage and Collaborative Music, Size is Variable
Several years ago, I created large, multi-media installations that required all my energy and focus. Over the past year, however, family concerns have crowded into my life, leaving little room for such ambitious projects.
Porcelain Printed Book from “Living Without Them” Installation, Porcelain with Newspaper Transfer, 9″ x 6″ x 2″
But create I must. I began painting miniatures and discovered a whole new world. I derived as much joy creating self-contained worlds that fit into a 4” x 4” panel as I did assembling room-sized installations.
“Le Rouge et le Noir” (Diptych) Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, Each panel 30″ x 40″
When a viewer genuinely connects with my art, be it on an intimate or an immersive scale, I feel tremendously fulfilled and uplifted.
“Terra Rosa” (Martha Stewart Series) Acrylic on Canvas, 30″ x 24″
Every artist knows that feeling; it’s the high we all strive for. This may be the motivation behind my relatively recent desire to make my art accessible to a larger commercial audience, all the while maintaining my signature balance between concept and aesthetics.
“Umbilicus Americanus” (Americana Series) Acrylic on Canvas, 30″ x 40″
Perhaps I am coming full circle in my artistic practice, combining my early days as an illustrator and graphic artist with my studio practice of later years.
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