Artist Anna Comella draws on her Boston neighborhood for inspiration.
About the Artist
Anna Comella has lived and worked in one of Boston’s largest artist communities, Fort Point, for over 5 years. Fort Point is an urban area that is undergoing changes as old warehouse buildings are purchased by developers seeking to reinvent the buildings.
As her neighborhood changes, Anna also changes her artwork, reinventing herself over and over again. She has moved from being a printmaker to experimenting in collage, acrylic painting, drawings and mosaics. Her works are comprised of layers of abstract images and colors. Anna’s intent is for the viewer to find their own connection and meaning in her work.
In the slide show, the artist pays tribute to the following places in her Fort Point neighborhood:
Sagarino’s: The neighborhood gourmet grocery store, a place the artist visits regularly for everything from eggs to wine. The art for this series is made with beer labels from Sagarino’s.
319A Street Studio: A fifth floor walk-up studio that served as the inspiration for the recycled art brochure series. Anna lost this studio when developers bought the building and the artists had to relocate.
Collaboration with Artaic Innovative Mosaics of Boston: Partnering with neighborhood businesses is part of the Fort Point artist culture. Using Artaic’s proprietary software and robotic fabricator and her original artwork, Anna created a 14,000 tile, 6 ft x 3 ft mosaic that mimics the original 6 inch x 4 inch image.
Midway Studios: The latest artist live/work studios in Fort Point. Anna produced this series at Midway, having access to a large empty studio while a friend was away on vacation.
Anna Comella studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and has shown throughout New England, as well as in New York and Texas.
Works by Anna Comella are protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States of America and may not be reproduced without her permission.
Anna Comella will be participating in the Fort Point Arts Community’s largest show of the year: FPAC's Annual Open Studios. She will be showing works from the “4 Elements” series along with new colored pencil drawings.
FPAC’s Open Studios event takes place from October 15-17, 2010 in Fort Point, with over 300 artists showing their work. Information regarding participating artists and their locations can be found on the Fort Point Arts Community website, www.fortpointarts.org
Contact the Artist:
Anna Comella, email@example.com