Free at Last
Original water media on paper
Giclee print on paper
Also knowns as "Cradle" and Precious Wings II
Displayed in the Manito Art Leagues Art ExhibitionJuly 20-23, 2017 at the Manitowish Waters Community Center.
Shown during the Northwoods Art Tour in Christine Alfery’s Studio, July 28th-30th.
Author Statement: There are tons of dragonflies in the backyard right now. Swooping and diving, such a graceful dance. As I silently watch them dancing I think of the time that my daughter, Holly, and I spent the entire day down on the beach watching them slowing climb up the boat house wall and slowly shed their outer skins. The ah moment was always after many times hours of struggling they would release their wings and spread them out to catch the drying powers of the sun. What a miracle, and such a wonderful memory. This past week when we were in Canada I again watched as a dragon fly struggled to release it’s wings and the memory was again refreshed. This painting is of a dragonfly struggling to release it’s wings, which I is why I have titled it “Free At Last.”
"There are no two identical ways artwork can be viewed. There is no right or wrong when viewing artwork our minds need to be as open as a child’s, playing with colorful building blocks or choosing colors from a box of crayons filled with possibilities." - Christine Alfery
Christine Alfery is an award winning Contemporary Conceptual Artist that has been widely exhibited in museums, galleries and in corporate and private collections around the world.
Christine has a style that is uniquely her own and one that has been widely, well-received and rewarded for its’ own uniqueness and beauty. Christine’s work employs many of the techniques of the abstract expressionists, including: gestural mark making, color fields and conceptual work. Having succeeded in the art world for over 50 years, Christine continues to strive for authenticity, emphasizing the importance of an artist who is true to themselves and not the whims of market trends.