Magic Carpet Ride
Original water media on paper - Sold
Also known as "Bridge" and "Have You Ever Tried to Capture Bubbles"
Juried National Exhibition. “Reaching Out.” TRAHC 31st Annual. Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council. Texarkana, TX
“Magic Carpet” was accepted into the “Women’s Works” National Exhibition which is held in the Old Court House in Woodstock, IL.
My work “Magic Carpet” was just juried into 2016 Watercolor USA a national exhibition in the Springfield Art Museum. Lynne Warren was the juror and she is also the curator of the museum.
The story behind this work which is a part of the “Ladders and Fences” series – I am riding a magic carpet – see my hair blowing in the wind. I am free and I am enjoying the wind in my face and the sheer joy of flying on a magic carpet. A magic carpet can be anything, life, a dream, a hope, a wish anything. It’s the ride that thrills us. Again the journey. I wrote a poem for this work and it is in my book which includes all the works in this series.
warm soft yellow light
floods the room
stretched across the floor
crystals catching the
swirl around her
she sat in the
warm yellow room
on her carpet
and flow from
– Christine Alfery
"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.