My artwork invites one to explore the quirkiness of the human condition. Influenced by science and often focusing on mental health, I question how we break free of our genetic, social, political, environmental, or self-created confines to find truth, stability, and acceptance. I often embed crocheted motifs into my paintings, with the intent of sparking humor through the juxtaposition of traditional “”women’s work”” with the scientific inspired content.
Doomsday Clock: The original Doomsday Clock, created in 1947 by scientists, represents the likelihood of man-made global catastrophe. My representation, a feminist’s version, is in response to the current makeup of the Supreme Court and the numerous anti-choice laws at the state level. In hindsight I should had made the arm moveable, as we are much closer to midnight than when I originally completed this work, when Brett Kavanaugh was first seated as a Supreme Court Justice.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Theresa Giammattei grew up in the woods of Upstate New York and Western Massachusetts. She received a BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. After college she lived and worked in Europe (Barcelona, Munich, and Prague) but returned to Boston to start both a career in business and a family. By 2016 she moved to the West Coast and is focusing her energy on creating art. She currently resides in Los Gatos, CA where she maintains her art practice and has shown in many West Coast exhibitions. Theresa is a Board Member of two non-profit organizations: The Art Docents of Los Gatos and Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art (NCWCA).
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