Art Along Blount Street: Windows on Blount Street

Artist: Cindy Morefield

About the artwork:
“Windows on Blount Street is based on a rubbing of one of my carved acrylic paintings from the Reservoir series, in which I chose techniques and motifs from my personal art-making history and used those elements to create 24 abstract modular paintings. In this image, the Reservoir-based image is overlaid with window shapes from some of the East Raleigh-South Park Historic District’s distinctive historic landmarks: Tupper Memorial Baptist Church, Raleigh Masonic Temple and Shaw University’s Estey Hall. These window shapes connect the geometric elements of the Reservoir series with the architectural context in which the banners will be displayed. The color scheme was chosen to fit with the red brick buildings and to be visually intelligible and engaging from a distance.”

About the artist:
Cindy Morefield grew up amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, and from there has visited all 50 states as well as Israel, Palestine, Canada and Italy. Along the way she earned a BA in studio art from the University of Mary Washington followed by an MFA in painting from Northern Illinois University. She moved to the Raleigh area in 2004 and currently lives and works in Fuquay Varina.

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