I grew up watching my grandmother create little ephemeral masterpieces on our kitchen table. With her beautiful, long, polished fingernails she would push and pull crumbs from our meal together and create an unintented drawing after each meal. Like looking at clouds passing me by I saw birds, blades of grass and sea shells. We would be talking about the weather or Murder She Wrote, perhaps the evening's plans and all the while I watched her hands glide across the table making one beautiful shape after another. Of course my grandmother also painted breathtaking portraits and landscapes but I was always taken by her crumb drawings. With the wonderment of a child looking up at the sky - I create ephemeral drawings using everyday materials from my surroundings. I embrace artistic gestures as temporary actions and viewing experiences. My image is not to be preserved or maintained - it is ever changing.
Artist Bio / CV
Rebecca Volinsky was born in Syracuse, New York. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of FIne Arts In Painting. In 2012 Rebecca recieved an MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons, The New School for Design.
Rebecca currently resides in New York City.