Cecilia has lived and worked as a studio artist in Silver City, New Mexico, for the past 15 years; most of those have been with Ida Mae, a Lab mix friend. Much of her work is inspired by a career in theater arts, interest in the decorative arts, and an apprenticeship to James Hubbell, artist and designer of hand built environments in southern California . All of these influences combine to create rich surfaces using a variety of materials, although current works are textile and paper collage. The elaborate decoration evokes a sense of charm and nostalgia, sometimes poignantly.
Artworks are inspired by using what is at hand and repurposing old linens and embroideries. After six years in the exquisite southern New Mexico light, color in both its subtleties and exuberance have come to be an important part of the work. And it never hurts to have a sense of humor.
ALAS: My dear Ida Mae left this Life in 2018, having lived a very long life, hopefully filled with many good things.