Synkroniciti is excited to welcome visual artist Carmen Kennedy from Austin, Texas, with three sumptuous mixed media works: “Dreaming of Mt. Fuji,” “Water is Life” and “Bee Madonna with Fish.” These particular images share a rich blue-green color palette and a reflection on the sacred and ephemeral in life, captured with a sense of wonder and humor. Carmen’s combination of acrylics and ink (and more) creates a detailed, finely crafted look accentuated by the repetition of elements and the influence of collage and iconography.
Would you like to see Carmen’s elegant mixed media paintings? Please purchase the issue or subscribe here. Look for the cover with Karen Boissonneault’s “Stars” (the spacemen) on our individual issues page. The issue debuts November 30th online.
Carmen Kennedy earned a BFA in Art History and a BA in Studio Art from The University of Texas at Austin. After graduating, she ran an alternative art gallery, (Data Gallery), where visual art, poetry, dance, and music co-mingled. After the gallery experience, she continued to create work when the opportunity arose while supporting herself with a career in technical writing. Now retired, she strives to maintain a child-like curiosity to life and art. Daily walks, bus rides, and staying active with a global community of mail artists help keep the creativity flowing and the inspiration fresh.
Fun fact: She was in a punk rock band and played on the same stage as Janis Joplin.