From the Heart
I started the heart series before the pandemic with no goal other than making something beautiful and decorative. The series was an experiment in form and color. But as the pandemic began, the hearts took on new meaning. They became a conduit for expressing my own inner turmoils. And they became a way of connecting with other people. With one piece, Milagro (see below), I challenged myself to make a heart that was a portrait of a friend and see if I could capture her essence. When I showed her the finished piece and she began to cry, I knew I was on to something.
Copyright © 2021 Maria Poroy
Maria Poroy is an abstract expressionist painter from Monterey CA. She believes in the therapeutic value of making and living with art. She also believes that having art in your home that resonates with you and projects your essence not only makes you feel comfortable in your space, but it helps others understand you. (At least, when you can invite friends in again.)