Stacey | Pittsburgh, PA
I’ve foraged for flowers since I was young,
stowing away my favorites in shoeboxes,
smitten by the notion that something so ordinary
could possess its own language and serve as a symbol of resilience, hope, and health.
I began to use flowers extensively in my artwork in the spring of 2018 while undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Flower bouquets would show up at my doorstep from coworkers, family, and friends — each petal, a ray of hope during a difficult chapter.
I was so touched by the gesture and determined to find a way to preserve the love and kindness of each petal before they wilted. I became obsessed with preservation techniques and began adhering the petals to my canvases.
Every petal has a story, and I like to think that the love behind each petal transfers to you.
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Stacey Pydynkowski is enchanted by the magic of the creative process – the way pigments merge to convey a spectrum of emotion and depth beyond the confines of language. She collects and preserves her favorite flowers and uses the petals to create emotive, mixed media pieces. She is an advocate for art in public spaces to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to connect with and find comfort and strength in visual imagery. She holds degrees in studio art and psychology from Saint Vincent College, and her nature-inspired paintings have been exhibited throughout the region. Her work is represented by Firebox Art Studios in Carnegie, PA.
All paintings arrive wired and ready to hang.
Each piece is created with love, and many pieces contain real, pressed flowers with acrylic-based pigments added for vibrance.
Each painting is protected with a non-yellowing, UV-resistant varnish.