After Storms

  • Twisted

    Twisted, 2014, 48 x 50 inches, graphite and charcoal on paper

  • Aftermath 1

    Aftermath 1, 2014, 37 x 45 inches, graphite on paper

  • Ghost Tree

    Ghost Tree, 2014, 18 x 24 inches, graphite on paper

  • Taking Over

    Taking Over, 2014, 11 x 14 inches, graphite on paper

  • Aftermath 2

    Aftermath 2, 2014, 43 x 53 inches, graphite on paper

Boston Parks

  • Swept

    Swept, 2014, 8 x 11 inches, graphite on paper

  • Burls

    Burls 1, 2013 18 x 24 inches, graphite on paper

  • Stump

    Stump, 2013, 8.5 x 11 inches, graphite on paper

  • Felled Tree

    Felled Tree near Stone House, 2014, 11 x 14 inches, graphite on paper

  • In Sunlight

    In Sunlight, 2014, 8 x 10 inches, graphite on paper

  • Spring 1

    Spring 1, 2014, 11 x 14 inches, graphite on paper

  • Spring 2

    Spring 2, 2014, 11 x 14 inches, graphite on paper

  • Spring 3

    Spring 3, 2014, 14 X 17 inches, graphite on paper

  • Tree for a New Habitat

    Tree for a New Habitat, 2014 , 11 x 14 inches, graphite on paper

  • Olmsted Tree War Memorial

    Olmsted Tree War Memorial, 2014, 11 x 14, graphite on paper

  • Rooted

    Rooted, 2013, 9 x 11 inches, graphite on paper

Nature Up Close

  • Young Owl

    Young Owl, 2013, 14 x 17 inches, graphite on paper

  • Felled Tree

    Felled Tree #1, 2014, 10 x 18 inches, graphite on Yupo

  • Oak

    Oak, 2013, 12 x 12 inches, graphite on paper

  • Willow 1

    Willow 1, 2013, 9 x 12 inches, graphite on paper

  • Willow 2

    Willow 2, 2013, 9 x 12 inches, graphite on paper

 

Florals

  • Carnations

    Carnations (aft Van der Ast), 2012, 24 x 36 inches, oil and spray paint on aluminum

  • Red Peony

    Red Peony, 2010, 12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

  • Autumn Choir

    Autumn Choir (aft Van der Ast), 2013, 36 x 36 inches, oil on canvas

  • Climbing

    Climbing, 2010, 10 x 20 inches, oil on canvas

  • Tulip

    Tulip, 2010, 12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

  • While it Lasts

    While it Lasts (aft de Heem), 2012, 24 x 24, oil on canvas

  • PEaches Butterfly

    Peaches Butterfly, 2011, 20 x 20, oil on canvas

  • Tulip Hydrangea

    Tulip Hydrangea (aft de Fromantiou), 2010, 30 x 30 inches, oil on canvas

  • Three Peaches

    Three Peaches, 2011, 10 x 20 inches, oil on canvas

  • Flower Splendor

    Flower Splendor (aft Van der Ast), 2011, 24 x 36 inches, oil and spray paint on aluminum

  • Allegoria

    Allegoria, 2012, 24 x 36 inches, oil and spray paint on aluminum

  • Between Carvaggio and Claudio Bravo

    Between Caravaggio and Claudio Bravo, 2010, 24 x 36 inches, oil on canvas

  • Blue

    Blue, 2010, 9 x 12 inches, oil on board

  • Parrot Tulips

    Parrot Tulips, 2011, 30 x 40 inches, oil on canvas

  • Camouflaged

    Camouflaged, 2014, 18 x 18 inches, oil on canvas

Animals

  • Indian Buckhead

    Indian Buckhead (aft Oudry), 2012, 24 x 36 inches, oil on canvas

  • Beautiful Wrinkles

    Beautiful Wrinkles (aft Oudry), 2011, 12 x 12 inches, oil and spray paint on aluminum

  • Isabelle 1

    Isabelle 1, 2011, 12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

  • Isabelle 2

    Isabelle 2, 2011, 12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

  • Isabelle 3

    Isabelle 3, 2011, 12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

Archived

  • Usher

    Usher (aft van R), 2012, 20 x 20 inches, oil on canvas

  • Pears and Grapes

    Pears Grapes (aft de Heem), 2012, 20 x 20 inches, oil on canvas

  • Innocence

    Innocence (aft Claez), 2013, 36 x 48 inches, oil on canvas

  • Flutter

    Flutter, 2010, 48 x 60 inches, oil on canvas

  • Thinking Musically

    Thinking Musically, 2010, 24 x 36 inches, oil on canvas

  • The Courtship

    The Courtship, 2008, 24 x 36 inches, oil on canvas

  • My House is a Birdhouse

    My House is a Birdhouse, 2009, 36 x 48 inches, oil on canvas

  • Two Bows

    Two Bows, 2009, 9 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

Artist Statement

As a painter, my work has largely been about the vanitas and the metaphor inherent in this genre of painting. It originated in Holland and depicted decay in brilliant floral compositions. I've been intrigued with the eventual decline of all living things and also redemption and renewal.

Our interference with nature continues to expand. I've been drawing burled trees, parts of trees, stumps, trees that may be forgotten from Boston's historical parks and other places that have seen destruction from neglect and rising temperatures. The over use of our natural and energy sources has changed our landscape. My drawings depict depletion, ghostliness, strangeness and eeriness.

The drawings are done mostly with graphite on Arches paper. Varying textures and mark making are essential to each composition. The absence of color is purposeful. Soil, roots, and branches that reach out towards the sunlight indicate revitalization inherent in nature.


Stacey Cushner CV

Contact

450 Harrison Avenue
Studio #323
Boston, MA 02118

Cell: 617-420-0026

 

art@staceycushner.com